September in the Rain
Thursday 16 September - Saturday 9 October
September in the Rain
by John Godber
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.
★★★★ “Pitch perfect”The Stage
“laugh out loud” Salisbury Journal
"rapturously received by a Salisbury audience" Valley News Review
"September in the Rain is the perfect performance for getting back to the theatre, oozing with feel-good comedy that we have all been craving for so long." Love Salisbury
"Nostalgic, sentimental and a good old laugh" Love Salisbury
Running Time 1hr 50mins (including interval)
This production contains some strobe lighting.
September in the Rain is kindly Supported by Christopher & Frances Wain, long standing members of Salisbury Playhouse.
Unable to visit us in person? Why not join us from the comfort of your own home and watch from home
September in the Rain is now avaiable to view online from Monday 4 October - Saturday 9 October
For more information and to book the streamed online version click here
We are delighted to be open for our autumn season and can’t wait to welcome you back.
For those who would prefer a little more space we have a selected number of guaranteed socially distanced performances. You can find these flagged in our performance listings, for more information please contact email@example.com
Tickets from £12
For those who would prefer a little more space we have a selected number of guaranteed socially distanced performances. You can find these flagged in our performance listings, for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will be possible to pre-order drinks and ice creams as part of your booking to minimise contact with others. If you’ve missed this and want to add some on just email email@example.com and we will be happy to arrange this.
Cast & Creatives
Jack Ian Kelsey
Liz Nicola Sloane
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Director Gareth Machin
Designer Toots Butcher
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Andrea J Cox
Casting Director Gabrielle Dawes CDG
Associate Producer Amanda Bruce
Tickets and times
Friday 24th September7:30pm
Saturday 25th September2:15pm
Saturday 25th September7:30pm
Monday 27th September7:30pm
Tuesday 28th September7:30pmBSL Signed Performance Captioned Performance Socially Distanced Performance
Wednesday 29th September7:30pmSocially Distanced Performance
Thursday 30th September7:30pm
Friday 1st October7:30pm
Saturday 2nd October2:15pm
Saturday 2nd October7:30pm
Monday 4th October7:30pmSocially Distanced Performance
Tuesday 5th October7:30pm
Wednesday 6th October7:30pmSocially Distanced Performance
Thursday 7th October2:15pmAudio Described
Thursday 7th October7:30pmAudio Described
Friday 8th October7:30pm
Saturday 9th October2:15pm
Saturday 9th October7:30pm