Claire Sweeney and John Thomson star

September in the Rain

September in the Rain charts the life of Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz told through their annual summer holiday jaunt across the Pennines to Blackpool, which has been a ritual for over 40 years. It’s the golden age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripy deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies. 

With Claire Sweeney and John Thomson playing Liz and Jack, John Godber's hilarious comedy conjures up this lost world so vividly you will almost feel the sand in your socks and hear the rain bouncing off your pac-a-mac. 

Claire Sweeney is one of the country's theatre and television favourites with recent credits including Educating Rita, Tell Me on a Sunday and Legally Blonde. She is joined by John Thomson with television credits including many comedy classics including Cold Feet and The Fast Show.  

Join Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time together recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to their last, sharing memories filled with tears and laughter, fish and chips and wet and windy promenades in September. 

Directed by John Godber

This show is sponsored by Stackhouse Poland.

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SEE WHAT THE CRITICS THINK

“Godber paints his couple in bold, humorous brushstrokes”  TIME OUT

“Amusing, at times moving in its outrageously ordinary way”  THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

FOLLOW THE CAST

Claire Sweeney on twitter @clairesweeneyme

John Thomson @JohnnyThomson2

WATCH THE INTERVIEWS

With writer and director John Godber

Claire Sweeney and John Thomson talk about their roles to BBC One Breakfast

Claire Sweeney Life As I Know It DAILY EXPRESS

Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day
Photography by Robert Day

Main Auditorium

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 19:45 to Saturday, November 23, 2013 - 20:00

Mon - Thur eve 7.45pm

Fri & Sat eve 8.00pm

Thur & Sat mats 2.30pm

Running time: 1 hr 45 mins including a 20 min interval

Supper and Show is available, please call the Box Office for more information and to book.

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