Monday 22 July 7.30 p.m.
Friday 26 July 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 28 July 2.00 p.m.
Set in the same bedroom of a Bridlington Hotel, the play focuses on three married couples. Eddie and Irene are both 18 and spending their honeymoon there. Tits and Izzy are in their 40s and celebrating their 25th Wedding anniversary there. Whitchell and Marfleet are in their 60s long since separated and attempting to come to an amicable divorce there.
What the audience quickly realise is that all three couples are the same people at different stages of their lives, from the young hopefuls of the 1950’s, to the seen-it-all oldies of the present day.
In the this warm and heartfelt comedy Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three women who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She encourages them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of Fliss, a trainee social-worker. While sorting through the rummage their individual fears erupt. But calm is restored by the ever-sensible Fliss. As they leave the hall it is apparent their agoraphobia is not cured but they have taken steps in the right direction…
Sue Townsend, author of the very popular Adrian Mole books, has crafted an entertaining, witty and poignant play of ordinary people striving to overcome obstacles in an effort to re-join society.
Box Office opens 30 August