WRITTEN BY: WILLY RUSSELL
DIRECTED BY: BETH FENTON, ASSISTED BY: BEN VINCER
Thursday 05th May 2016 – 7:30pm
Friday 06th May 2016 – 7:30pm
Saturday 07th May 2016 – 7:30pm
About The Show
Council house dwellers Betty, Reeny, Vera and their men husbands consider themselves a close knit family team, but jealousy, rivalry and regrets fester. Betty’s daughter, Sandra, then announces she is pregnant and intends to live unmarried with her student boyfriend, which leads to harsh truths and honest desires being expressed in the most uncompromising of ways. Willy Russell’s first play explores the frustrations and disappointments endured by so many at the demands of social convention and propriety. It is a story that is almost agonising in its honesty, yet it is also incredibly funny and has you laughing out loud. It may be 40 years old now, but the play reminds a contemporary audience to be grateful for the progress that has taken place since then and evaluate what is most important to be happy in life.