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Synopsis of HAPPY JACK

A sense of Yorkshire pride comes through John Godber’s words in his much loved Comedy Drama HAPPY JACK which he wrote two years before the cataclysmic miner’s strike of 1984

Our next production HAPPY JACK is almost upon us, commencing on Tuesday 11th October to Saturday 15th October 7-30pm start £8 adults 16yrs and under £4 (Please Pay on the door on the night.)

Northern couple, Liz and Jack, played by Pauline Nevell & Keith Hindley open this remarkable play by addressing the audience about the biographical details of the characters they play, and then slipping into those characters. Small, lovingly detailed extracts from the couple's lives are shown from their early courtship days, through to their retirement, but not in chronological order, so we constantly weave a path through their long life together.

Liz is the fastidious northern wife, who scrubs the steps on Wednesdays and woe-betide if the washing and cleaning duties aren’t done properly on the right day of the week. Her cheerful drudgery is punctuated with an occasional bout of giddiness; the squeal of her laughter is so infectious, it’s impossible not to smile along. She ends so many of her sentences with a long-suffering look and the words ‘You have to laugh, Jack’, as if it will persuade him to do so. Happy Jack, she calls him because he is such a miserable character. The Financial Times described the play as 'Neat, touching and joyously celebratory’. A night not to be missed.

We are proud to announce that our BATS award winners this year are, Pauline Nevell, Clare Nash, Paul Jameson, Terry Mc Cabe and Jim Reynolds. Congratulations xxx

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