September in the Rain by John Godber


September in the Rain is John Godber's heart-warming comedy which follows the lives of Yorkshire couple Liz and Jack, through their annual trek across The Pennines to holiday in Blackpool.

From their honeymoon to a final pilgrimage some forty years later, it covers a golden era of kiss me quick hats, donkey rides, trips up Blackpool Tower, fun fair rides and fish and chips in the bus shelter on a wet and windy promenade.

Based loosely on Godber's own grandparents, the two recollect some of the most memorable events from their lives together as they laugh and bicker their way through various trips. From a once in a lifetime stay at The Metropole Hotel, to their more usual guesthouses run by formidable landladies, the play evokes memories of the classic British seaside holiday.

The two encounter a multitude of characters during their holidays, and in typical Godber style, the two actors play all the parts.

Cast & Creatives

Kate BillinghamLiz
Richard JordanJack
Lynne O'SullivanDirector
Bernadette WoodStage Manager
Denise SwannStage Manager
Kimberley VaughanStage Manager
Philip Welsh
Lighting & Sound

Rod Arkle
Lighting & Sound

Paul Fowler
Lighting & Sound

Martin Borley-Cox
Programme & Poster Design


September 24 - The Place, Bedford
September 29 - October 3 - Playhouse Theatre, Northampton
October 17 - Little Theatre, Chester
October 30 - Playhouse Theatre, Whitstable
November 7 - Victoria Hall, Old Harlow
November 14 - Harborough Theatre


"Another triumph for White Cobra"

"What a brilliant way to spend a rainy, windy evening, enjoying an evening of pure nostalgia and gentle humour." 

The Real Chrisparkle Review
A Small Mind At The Theatre Review