Mon 20 to Weds 22 February
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool
Fri 24 & Sat 25 February
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Mon 27 Feb to Sat 3 March
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Tues 6 to Sat 17 March
Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Tues 20 to Sat 31 March
The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme
Mon 2 to Sat 7 April
The Lowry, Salford Quays
Ticket prices vary from venue to venue.
Theatre Royal Wakefield
£18, £16, £14 plus concessions
Written & Directed by John Godber
Designed by Pip Leckenby
A wry comedy from one of the nation’s favourite playwrights, author of international hits BOUNCERS, UP N UNDER and TEECHERS.
Martin Dawson is a promising academic and aspiring film writer, having married into TV royalty, a recent extra marital fling has left him trying to patch things up with his wife and his disapproving working class parents. In a comedy about culture clashes, wine, wit and Whitby, Weekend Breaks sees Godber at his perceptive best, as Martin rediscovers his roots and what it really means to love your parents; even when you want to kill them!
Len Dawson - William Ilkley
William trained at Rose Bruford on the B.A. (Hons) Theatre Arts Course and his numerous regional theatre credits include Bolton Octagon, Manchester Royal Exchange, Newcastle Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Clwyd, Watford Palace, Harrogate Theatre, Derby Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket, York Theatre Royal and The West Yorkshire Playhouse.
William was a leading actor with Hull Truck Theatre Company from 1988 to 2001 and for Hull Truck he appeared as Arthur in UP ‘N’ UNDER, Lucky Eric in BOUNCERS, Jack in SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN, Jack in HAPPY JACK and Bob in THE NEW OFFICE PARTY.
Martin Dawson - Rob Hudson
Rob trained at Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre credits include SATIN N STEEL, STUDS, A KICK IN THE BAUBLES, GOING DUTCH, JULIUS CAESAR, MACBETH, BOUNCERS, ON THE PISTE, RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, CHRISTMAS CRACKERS, TWO,
EVERY TIME IT RAINS, LUCKY SODS, all for Hull Truck
He also performed in STUDS for Stockton Arts centre, AN EVENING WITH GARY LINEKER for Bill Kenwright Ltd and PRIVATES ON PARADE for Birmingham Rep.
Joan Dawson - Christine Cox
Christine trained at New college of Speech and Drama in Middlesex.
Theatre credits include A FINE BRIGHT DAY TODAY (Oldham Coliseum), THE DAUGHTER IN LAW (New Vic Theatre), EVERY TIME IT RAINS, A KICK IN THE BAUBLES and BE MY BABY (Hull Truck), HOBSON'S CHOICE (York Theatre Royal), and FLY ME TO THE MOON (Stephen Joseph Theatre & Hull Truck).
Christine has also worked extensively in Television, appearing in such shows as EMMERDALE, THE BODY FARM, ACCUSED and SHAMELESS.
“How good a playwright is John Godber? ...on this evidence he is very good indeed”
Charles Spencer - Daily Telegraph
‘vivid, vigorous and pointedly funny’
‘always an enjoyable evening, by the end surprisingly thought-provoking’
What’s On Stage.com
‘Godber yet again replicates family life down to a tee, and is hilarious with it’
Facts About Whitby
Whitby is twinned with Anchorage in Alaska and Kauai County in Hawaii amongst others
Every year since 1994 Whitby has held a Goth weekend that brings thousands of people to the town
William Fortune's smokehouse has been smoking kippers in Whitby since 1872
Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TE
Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.
Wakefield Theatre Trust. A company limited by guarantee.
Registered in England Number 1173859. Charity Number 503597.