M3 (young-70s) F6 (young-70s), may be played by M3 F5. Various simple settings
Full of warmth, understanding and humour, this is an affectionate and appealing portrait of an ordinary family struggling with change, bereavement and the generation gap. On his graduation day in 1978, John looks back over his teenage years, from 1967-1973, recalling all the embarrassments, tensions, joys and sorrows of family life in West Yorkshire. Older and better educated, he finds himself alienated from his working-class family who cannot understand his growing intellect and theatrical aspirations.
This is a typical Godber play, full of grit, humour and sadness. This was a rollercoaster ride of emotions for cast and audiences alike.