Fine tale from the Playhouse

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A meeting with a new and very different character allows a widow to eventually let go of the past in a play to be performed next week at Northampton’s Playhouse Theatre in Clare Street.

As their latest show, the theatre’s company will perform and produce a play called A Fine Bright Day Today, by author Philip Goulding.

Performances will run each evening from Tuesday, September 24 until Saturday, September 28.

Since the death of her trawlerman husband 30 years ago, Margaret Harvey has lived with her daughter, Rebecca, in a small cottage in a coastal town.

Rebecca is moving out to live with her boyfriend, so when she meets Milton Farnsworth, an American visiting the area to paint the local landscape, she invites him to lodge with her mother, Margaret, during his stay.

Margaret has become increasingly set in her ways over the years, but with patience, humour and cheap wine, Milton gradually encourages her to relinquish her hold on the past.

Tickets cost £8 for non-members and £6.50 for concessions. Performances of the play will start at 7.45pm. To book tickets, call the box office on 01604 627791 or book online at