a film version is now firmly in the works as a co-production with human element
ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS IS HEADING TO NEW YORK
CATCH THIS SLICE OF CAMP BRITISH COMEDY WITH A HEART BREAKING PUNCH OFF-BROADWAY AT THE LOFT AT THE DAVENPORT THEATRE 354 WEST 45TH STREET NEW YORK 4th -9th SEPTEMBER 2018 September 4th 8pm September 5th 2pm 8pm September 6th 8pm September 7th 8pm September 6th 2pm 8pm September 9th 2pm TICKETS NOW ON SALE
NORTH WEST AND UK TOUR 2018 YOU CAN ALSO SEE THIS NEW PRODUCTION AT VARIOUS UK THEATRES FROM JUNE-JULY 2018 Harlow Playhouse Essex 15th-16th June 7.30pm Bread and Roses Theatre London 17th June 5pm Casa Theatre 29 Hope Street Liverpool 19th-21st June 7.30pm Three Minute Theatre Manchester 11th-13th July 7.30pm Salford Arts Theatre 20th-21st July 7.30pm
A TRUE STORY Set in Blackpool summer 1953 Not Long After The New Queens Coronation. Yorkshire miners Eddie and Tommy who along with most of their town head down to the sea side for the annual summer wakes. This time However something feels wrong, and Tommy who is usually full of glee on the trip down to Blackpool is full of dark thoughts. For starters Eddie had almost missed the bus and turned up with no suitcase, Eddie is clearly nursing a dark Secret, one Tommy is dreading to hear. Eddie can never go back to Yorkshire he won’t go to prison or allow some Shocking family secrets to ever come into the light. All he must do now is persuade Tommy to go on the run, and already he knows Tommy won’t as he is a proud son of Yorkshire and has a warm and loving family nothing at all like eddies clan. The lads find themselves at the withering heights on sea guest house run by the delightful caustic and eccentric Gladys and her downtrodden but soon to be turning very flirty daughter Maureen and Red Ethel a foul mouthed ex communist ex show girl Maureens beloved grandmother.The boys soon get tangled up in this ongoing Family feud amid a world of endless interruptions offering cakes unwelcome advances and opinions of every variety as Gladys puts on her Hollywood stars persona to help her" cope with life" Joan Crawford to clean house Bette Davies to entertain and Lana Turner when she feels like a bloody good cry. Upstairs in the Heathcliff and Cathy suite we meet Mr Elbridge a heterosexual man who will soon become his three female alter egos Patty Margaret and Phyllis respectively as he works up the courage to take the walk from north pier to south pier as a woman ! An annual Blackpool tradition for those in the know. Blackpool sands is a black comedy with an emotional punch based on real life events and people that lead Eddies character to begin the long fight for LGBTQ rights and acceptance, one man’s spark of outrage at how his unjust treatment triggers a lifetime of activism.