Old Ground


The show will be coming to The Kings Arms this September/October



Ode to Saddleworth


“I beg thee – remember not this ancient land with modern fears not tarnished woe;

For beneath its bleak and blackened name dwell we; blanketed by city, aglow.

Nor penetrate murky soils, further – or be worthy, reckless game

To those sepia coupled portraits, attached, by shyly feeding on the shame;

For both were the two faces of the Devil, and ‘twere up here where He did dance;

And never were His twirls so hellish as when in love – His reflection, enhanced.

Therefore, seeks final riddance for these morbid, ravaged myths;

Not wade, unenlightened, as further victims in its mists.

So hail, hereafter, five names – as your compassion they’d expect.

Brief sparks to be not whispered; minus horrors, plus respects.

For four lie in peace now, and half a century sown;

Another be here unseen, still.

And he if one of our own”



Old Ground tells the story of two lovers who, against the backdrop of Manchester's swinging sixties, became the most notorious and despised serial-killers in British criminal history. Crimes so depraved and macabre, their extents would remain unspoken, and untouched, for another two decades.

From their separate prison cells in the 1980s, rumours of even more atrocities begin to surface. The psychopath seeks to exact revenge on his ex-lover, while she - claiming to be a changed and innocent woman - simply wants her freedom... and at any cost.

But will the truth ever prevail in this very public battle of two abominable evils?




To assist with the specific technical requirements during this production, ticket holders are kindly requested to wear black or very dark clothes for each performance.


Suitable for audiences aged 16+

Contains some challenging dialogue





The trailer  - here

The highlights film -  coming soon


Five reasons to see -  here

More information on the cast -  here

More information on the creative team -  here


Images of the show - here


Behind the scenes from the cast and crew -  here






Thurs 28 Sept 8pm

Fri 29 Sept 3pm

Fri 29 Sept 8pm

Sun 1st Oct 4pm

Mon 2nd Oct 8pm

Tues 3rd Oct 8pm

Wed 4th Oct 8pm

Thurs 5th Oct 8pm

Sun 8th Oct 4pm



At The Kings Arms - Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN


Book here or call 0843 208 0500














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