Top company comes to town

September in the Rain
September in the Rain

An award-winning theatre company is performing its new production at The Playhouse in Northampton.

White Cobra Productions will stage John Godber’s September in the Rain at The Playhouse in Clare Street from Tuesday, September 29, until Saturday, October 3.

There will be performances at 7.45pm each night.

The play tells the story of Liz and Jack’s annual holiday to Blackpool as they set off from their Yorkshire home across the Pennines.

Based loosely on Godber’s own grandparents, the play covers their lives from their honeymoon, to their final trip some 40 years later.

It evokes the bygone age of classic British seaside holidays with donkey rides on the beach, kiss me quick hats, funfair rides and a show on the pier.

Kate Billingham and Richard Jordan, who starred in the award-winning Days of Wine and Roses, reunite for a tale which has been described as a both hilarious and moving story.

Tickets are available by telephoning White Cobra on 07447 217622 or online at