For their summer play 2019 Fylde Coast Players are proud to present
Award winning Fylde Coast Players presents Celebration by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, a joyous comedy set in a northern town in the early 1960's.
The play is running at Lowther Pavilion from 26th to 29th June and is directed by Paul Lomax, who also directed Hi de Hi and Are You Being Served?
It's a 'slice of life' comedy dealing with the two most important days in our lives - The Wedding and The Funeral. We fist meet the Lucas's and the Fullers in a room above The Cricketers Arms as they set up for the wedding of Bernard and Christine. The bride's family are busy with preparations for the big day while the grooms family are nowhere to be seen. The late arrival of Bernard's hypochondriac mother and snooty aunt only make matters worse!
Meet the Lucas family....
Christine (the bride) Rhoda and Edgar (her parents)
Aunt Lilian Cousin Irene and her fiancée Stan
Great Uncle Arthur Broadbent Uncle Frank Jack (Christine's brother)
And now the Fuller family...
Bernard (the groom) and his mother, Edna Aunt Alice Cousin Lionel and his wife, Margot
And some dubious 'friends...'
May Beckett Sergeant-major Tommy Lodge
The second half of the play is set at the family home 6 months later after the funeral of a much loved uncle. It's strictly a family only occasion so the arrival of Arthur's 'lady friend' May doesn't go down well at all.
The audience will certainly recognise the well drawn characters we are introduced to and the hilarity and tensions as they all come together for the two very different Celebrations.