HAPPY FAMILIES - ACTS - ASTON VILLAGE HALL

Date: 
29 November 2019 - 7:30pm - 1 December 2019 - 4:00pm

ACTS once more return to a play by Yorkshire playwright, John Godber, who wrote ‘Up N’ Under’ which we enjoyed and performed 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.  

Performance dates   FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER 7.30 pm

                              SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER 7.30 pm

                             SUNDAY, 1st DECEMBER 4pm.    

All tickets £8.00

VILLAGE HALL, ASTON, OX18 2DU

BOX OFFICE Aston Pottery upstairs sales desk.  Tickets on sale from 1st November

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The play is suitable for 10 years to 110+ years