WILTSHIRE CREATIVE ANNOUNCES MAJOR REVIVAL OF JOHN GODBER’S SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN AS PART OF THEIR AUTUMN SEASON

September in the rain
22 June 2021

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE ANNOUNCES MAJOR REVIVAL OF JOHN GODBER’S SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN AS PART OF THEIR AUTUMN SEASON

Artistic Director Gareth Machin and Executive Director Sebastian Warrack today announce a brand-new production of John Godber’s September in the Rain which opens ahead of the previously announced The Lemon Table in the company’s Autumn season. Machin’s production opens on 17 September, with previews from 16 September, and runs until 9 October. 

Gareth Machin and Sebastian Warrack said today, “It’s an utter joy to fill our stage once again and welcome audiences back to share in the thrill of live performance. Theatres are made to share stories, and we can’t wait to share our Autumn season, opening with John Godber’s moving and funny play September in the Rain; coupled with the world première of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table – a wry observation on aging – ahead of a national tour.”

 

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
by John Godber

16 September – 9 October
Press night: Friday 17 September at 7.30pm

Director Gareth Machin; Designer Toots Butcher; Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Andrea J Cox; Casting Director Gabrielle Dawes CDG

 

1950. Blackpool. Newly-wed Yorkshire couple, Jack and Liz 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.

 

John Godber is a writer and director. His credits as a playwright include Scary Bikers, Bouncers, Up ‘n’ Under (Olivier Award for Best New Comedy), April in Paris, Teechers, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Cramp, Happy Jack, September in the Rain, Salt of the Earth, Passion Killers, Happy Families, Up ‘n’ Under ll, Gym and Tonic, Dracula, Lucky Sods, Hooray for Hollywood, Weekend Breaks, It Started With a Kiss, Unleashed, Thick As a Brick, Big Trouble in the Little Bedroom, Seasons in the Sun, On a Night Like This, Our House, Departures, Men of the World, Reunion, Screaming Blue Murder, Black Ties and Tales, Perfect Pitch, Going Dutch, Christmas Crackers and Crown Prince. Film writing credits include My Kingdom for a Horse (starring Sean Bean). 

 

 

September in the Rain is kindly supported by
Christopher & Frances Wain, long-standing Members of Salisbury Playhouse.

 

LISTINGS                                                                                               SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN

Salisbury Playhouse, Wiltshire Creative
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7RA

www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk
Ticket Sales: 01722 320333 (Tue - Sat 10am - 12midday)
Tickets from £12

 

SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN
16 September – 9 October
Press night: Friday 17 September at 7.30pm

 

THE LEMON TABLE
14 October – 23 October
Press night: Friday 15 October at 7.30pm 

MEMBERS PRIORITY BOOKING OPENS Tuesday 6 July at 10am
GENERAL BOOKING OPENS Friday 9 July at 10am

Members who book for The Lemon Table and September in the Rain at the same time before the 26 July enjoy double the membership with 20% off up to 4 tickets

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE

Wiltshire Creative brings together Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. Recent theatre productions include the world premieres of Blood Wedding by Barney Norris and The Mirror Crack’dby Rachel Wagstaff. Recent audio and digital productions includes the world première of Making Massinger by Simon Butteriss, the British première of Call Cutta at Home by Rimini Protokoll and Shift a significant youth led project amplifying young voices.

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