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SEPTEMBER IN
THE RAIN

Playwright John Godber expresses the culture and concerns of the northern working class through poignant and poetic plays that have huge popular appeal.  September in the Rain, one of Godber's personal favourites, is a gently, lyrical comedy that looks back across a lifetime of family holidays spent in Blackpool.  Mavis's guesthouse, Blackpool sands, donkey rides and the Tower Ballroom provide a sharp backdrop for this funny and moving evocation of the lives of Jack and Liz.

 

SHU graduates Josh Schofield and Emily Kitteringham performed in a new version of Godber's play, directed by Neil Sissons, at the Peforamance Lab as part of the working-class voices strand for the Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2019. 

Performance Lab, SHEFFIELD | 8 - 10 Oct 2019

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Written by JOHN GODBER

Performed by EMILY KITTERINGHAM & JOSH SCHOFIELD

Directed by NEIL SISSONS

Lighting Technician BEN WOODWARD

Technical Support TOM FLANAGAN

Photographic Documentation BECKY PAYNE

Video Documentation DAN BALE & JOE PALMER (OPEN HOUSE PICTURES)

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CREATIVE TEAM
JOHN GODBER ON 
THE PERFORMANCE

“Both actors displayed a level of expertise and elan which one would normally associate with drama school actor training.  However, under the expert eye of director Neil Sissons any suggestion that this was a student production evaporated almost as soon as the play began"

 

"two students punching above their weight in what was a very touching and mature evocation of Blackpool in its heyday.  Truthful and engaging, they had the audience with them all the way."

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Developed at SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

for OFF THE SHELF FESTIVAL OF WORDS 2019.

 

With special thanks to JOHN GODBER..

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