Heartwarming comedy at Dundee Rep Theatre

John Thomson and Claire Sweeney in September in the Rain.
John Thomson and Claire Sweeney in September in the Rain.

Claire Sweeney and John Thomson star in ‘September in the Rain’ a heartwarming, bittersweet comedy at Dundee Rep Theatre next month.

Considered a master of observational comedy, John Godber’s classic ‘September in the Rain’ was inspired by his parent’s holidays to Blackpool during the golden era of the British seaside.

It will run at Dundee Rep from Tuesday, November 5 until Saturday, November 9.

‘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 age of donkey rides, talent contests, saucy postcards, stripy deckchairs, ice cream, rolled-up trousers and knotted hankies. Jack and Liz 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.

Claire Sweeney (Liz) is one of the country’s theatre and television favourites with recent credits including a national tour of ‘Educating Rita’ with Matthew Kelly, T’ell Me on a Sunday’ and ‘Legally Blonde’. John Thomson stars as Jack. His television credits include the comedy classics ‘Cold Feet’ and ‘The Fast Show’ as well as ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Waterloo Road’. ‘September in the Rain’ will be his first UK tour.

John Godber is considered a master of observational comedy and his plays have won numerous awards including and an Olivier and 7 Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards. He is one of the most performed playwrights in the English language. His plays include: ‘Bouncers’, ‘Up ‘n’ Under’, ‘April in Paris’, ‘Teechers’, B’lood, Sweat and Tears’, ‘Cramp’, ‘Happy Jack’, ‘September in the Rain’, ‘Salt of the Earth’, ‘Passion Killers’, ‘Happy Families’, ‘Under ll’, ‘Gym & Tonic’, ‘Dracula’, ‘Lucky Sods’, ‘Hooray for Hollywood’, ‘Weekend Breaks’, ‘It Started With A Kiss’, ‘Unleashed’, T’hick As A Brick’, ‘Big Trouble in Little Bedroom’, ‘Season In The Sun’, ‘On A Night Like This’, ‘Our House’, ‘Departures’, ‘Men of the World’, ‘Reunion’, ‘Black Ties & Tales’, ‘Perfect Pitch Going Dutch’, ‘Christmas Crackers’ and ‘Crown Prince’.

Ticket details from the box office on 01382 223530 or www.dundeeerep.co.uk