2012 Archive

A LITTLE IN TENTS. by Claire Spratt. Sept/Oct 2012
Pensioner Ron and his son Simon head off on a camping trip, despite neither of them having slept in a tent since a disastrous holiday in Bridlington in 1982 when Simon was 12. Ron is hoping for a relaxing break with a spot of fishing, Simon with a good book. All is going according to plan until larger than life Jill & Michelle pitch up beside them and stamp out any tranquillity. This is not quite the outdoor experience any of them had envisaged, but as they all appear to have their own reasons for staying put they stick it out. With each of them burdened with life's sorrows will anyone of them find the peace they are truly searching for - and will Ron ever catch a fish? Full of laughter, tears, tenderness and a dollop and camp site capers. This 11 date tour visited: DELPH, PICKERING, GRASSINGTON, GREETLAND, BRIDLINGTON, WHITBY, KNARESBOROUGH, BROUGH, CHERRY BURTON, BUXTON.

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. by Claire Spratt. June & July 2012
It's 1963, the time of the Great Train Robbery, the Christine Keeler scandal, space missions, President Kennedy and Lady Chatterley's Lover. In a terraced house in the North of England are two teenage girls with one love, a new group - The Beatles. Based on true anecdotes we follow Sylvie, her family and her friend Pamela in this hilarious story of the day the Fab Four came to town!
This 13 date tour visited: PICKERING, WHITBY, BROUGH, CHERRY BURTON, DELPH, BUXTON, GRASSINGTON, GLOSSOP, GREETLAND.

BLITZ BRIDE. by Claire Spratt. July-October 2011 & May-October 2012
It's wartime Britain and ATS girl Ruby is set to wed Henry, although sooner than planned, (if Henry and her Dad, Arthur, have anything to do with it), for Ruby to avoid a posting abroad! Stationed away from home it is left for her mother, Peggy, and her heavily pregnant best friend, Nancy, to organise the lot. Based on true anecdotes and full of nostalgia, laughs and a wartime sing song. A one-act play.
In 2012 this production visited HAWORTH, GLOSSOP, NORTHALLERTON, DELPH, LYTHAM ST ANNES, HEYWOOD, PICKERING.