1950. Blackpool. Newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack played by Ian Kelsey (Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Blue Murder) and Liz played by Nicola Sloane (Call the Midwife and Les Miserables) have crossed the Pennines for their first trip to the seaside mecca. Beneath an uncertain September sky, they holiday in a world of stripy deckchairs, sandy sandwiches and stroppy donkeys. As the Wurlitzer organ plays they sway together on the dance floor of the Tower Ballroom.
For thirty years, come rain or shine, they never miss their annual week long holiday on the Blackpool sands. Three decades of boarding houses, talent contests and fish and chips on the prom.
Moving backwards and forward through time, a married life unfolds through squabbles, children, laughter and tears against the backdrop of the heyday of the British seaside.
This moving and funny play is by John Godber, one of our most prolific and popular playwrights whose other plays include Bouncers, Teechers and Up ‘n’ Under.