Written, says John Godber, from an “autobiographical impulse”, and one of his personal favourites, September in the Rain will strike a chord of recognition, with its gentle portrayal of years of family holidays, which trace the history of a marriage. Miner, Jack and his wife Liz take us with them on their only break from the daily routine when, for one week of the year, a miner could breathe the fresh sea air – only to be soaked to the skin from the relentless rain. From that first trip, on honeymoon to one of many return journeys as pensioners, we see all the hopes and dreams and disappointments laid out like the tracks of Blackpool’s famous roller coaster. This brilliantly observed comedy will have you laughing at characters and events which are all too familiar, while its poignancy will tug on your heart like the lyrics of the well loved songs of the soundtrack. So roll up your trouser legs for a paddle.
Please note this play carries a ‘PG’ rating with language some audiences may find offensive.