Jack and Liz, a Yorkshire coal miner and his equally gritty wife, have their annual September holiday in Blackpool every year.
We share their journeys, their ups and downs, and their meetings with Mavis, Sam and Mary.
They take us to Tussaud’s, on the famous Blackpool donkeys, the big dipper, and, of course, into the Tower, on this funny, irritating, nostalgic and poignant adventure.
Straight off a successful tour in West Yorkshire, Roy Byrom plays Yorkshire miner Jack Monroe, and Julie Johnston his long suffering wife Liz as they go on their annual holiday to Blackpool over the years – through tears, laughter, ice cream and sandcastles.
September in the Rain charts the life of Yorkshire couple Jack and Liz told through their annual summer holiday jaunt across the Pennines to Blackpool, which has been a ritual for over 40 years.
It’s the golden age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripey deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies.
John Godber’s hilarious comedy conjures up this lost world so vividly you will almost feel the sand in your socks and hear the rain bouncing off your pac-a-mac.
Jack is a strong-minded but good-hearted Yorkshire miner who cannot abide dirt and mess in any other part of his life.
Liz is a Liverpudlian housewife who sometimes cannot understand her husband’s reluctance to hold her hand.
They bicker, fall out, become friends again.
Even after the years have passed, the pair are still very much in love with each other and Blackpool.
Join Jack and Liz as they dip in and out of time together recalling their first holiday as newlyweds, to their last, sharing memories filled with tears and laughter, fish and chips and wet and windy promenades in September.
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