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September in the Rain

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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... and reminiscences, the characters of their lives together are brought vividly to life, as we see a new side to Jack and Liz, away from their domestic environment. Of similar holidays remembered from his own life, Godber writes:...

Teechers

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2

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...Teechers is a play within a play, as secondary school students Gail, Hobby and Salty put on an end of year performance in their drama class. That performance, which tells the story of that last year in school, and in particular, the arrival...

Perfect Pitch

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Ron and Yvonne have gone camping in a caravan bought with Ron's early retirement money. At a cliff's edge, with a view of the sea, they are looking forward to a life of relaxing after stressful careers, to touring in France perhaps, after...

Happy Families

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (6), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...In his introduction, Godber describes Happy Families as 'a much more lyrical play than either Bouncers or Shakers. It is autobiographical, sentimental, domestic and insular, and yet it is quite theatrical at the same time. The narrator...

April in Paris

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2003

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...April in Paris is a delicately wrought comedy filled with raucous indelicate dialogue. Al and Bet are a married couple, living a monochrome life. Left half-broke by Al's continuing unemployment, the couple bicker about everything from...

Sold

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (17), Female (8), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Ray is a failed novelist and a failing investigative journalist who is trying to get a commission from the Observer. He has decided to write about human trafficking, and visits a brothel in London to try to get a story. There he meets Anja,...

Salt of the Earth

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (11), Female (6), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...In Salt of the Earth, Godber presents an affectionate look at a West Yorkshire mining community, following sisters May and Annie, and their families, from the austerity of the post-war 1940s, to the miners' strikes in the 1980s....

Christmas Crackers

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (15), Female (5), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...It's Christmas at the A&E of a Hull hospital; as Keith the security guard keeps out of doors to keep an eye on the patients, their families, and the staff, we see an array of people come and go: from drugged-up Stevo to fagged-out Len, each...

Bouncers (1990s Remix)

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2001

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Bouncers by John Godber shows a night on the tiles from the point of view of the men on the door. It is a funny, energetic piece of highly theatrical storytelling where the men are at once themselves, and every character they happen...

Crown Prince

Written by

John Godber

~playauthor~Written by~ John Godber

Methuen Drama, 2009

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... the ice-caps melt at any significant rate'. John Godber's satirical play takes a look at what will happen when climate change finally tightens its grip on the lowlands. Set on the pitches of the rundown Beech Hill Bowling...