HAPPY FAMILIES by John Godber - presented by ACTS, in Aston

17 January 2019 - 7:30pm - 19 January 2019 - 7:30pm

ACTS once more return to a play by Yorkshire playwright, John Godber, who wrote ‘Up N’ Under’ which we enjoyed performing in 2008.  ‘Happy Families’ is said to be autobiographical

John, our hero, as a young adult reflects back on his life from nine years old and his relationship with his family members.  They are cake baker and ardent knitter, Auntie Doris, who adores him; his  posh Auntie Edna,  mother of his near perfect, clever and insufferable cousin, Rebecca; his soft hearted Dad, Vic and his Mum, Dot who advocates a good belt round the ear for every misdemeanour, but never carries out the threat because she loves him so much and his much loved grandparents, Liz and Jack, who are backbone of the close knit family.  Often funny, sometimes sad, they squabble, fall out, and in again at the drop of hat, boast, cry, sing and dance.  At the heart of the play is John, eleven plus failure, aspiring actor and occasional rugby player, growing up and finally doing something with his life and making his family proud.
The action takes place in a house in West Yorkshire.  Act 1 between the years 1967-1973 and Act 2 between 1975-1978. 

The performance will take place in the Village Hall, Aston, OX18 2DU.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 17, 18 and 19 January 2019, 7.30 pm.
Tickets will be £8.00 for all performances.
Tickets available from  Aston Stores, Aston
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