Lucky so-and-so's at Westacre Theatre
Who are these Lucky Sods? In the next Westacre Theatre production it is Morris and Jean, a Northern couple who had nothing on Friday and a million pounds on Saturday, thanks to the Lottery.
Married for 23 years and bound by the routine in their lives, they are neither overly happy nor terribly unhappy with their lot.
Lives will certainly be changed; but will it be for better or for worse? Is it really their dream come true? Jean is ready to adjust to the high life while for Morris the world is a confusing place. As the past catches up with them, their lives risk coming apart as the cracks in their marriage widen.
Does the money change relations with their relations? As both try to find personal fulfilment, can the fortune buy the happiness they crave for? Will the new-found wealth solve their problems or perhaps even add to them?
As a master of observing human nature, playwright John Godber wrote this candid comedy barely a year after the National Lottery was launched. He imagines – like most of us do – what it would be like to win. Over the last 25 years, thousands have become millionaires.
This touchingly true story looks at one couple’s response to a big win.
The compassionate and compelling plot examines all these questions. Pre-pandemic, the Westacre Theatre performed other John Godber works to high acclaim. Both Bouncers and Happy Jack were insightful and perceptive productions by their own in-house Company. The audiences for the latest thought-provoking offering are guaranteed to be kept fully entertained.
There are six evening performances between October 14 and 23rd . To book seats for the show and for the optional dining please visit www.westacretheatre.com