John Godber’s brilliantly funny look at the English abroad, April in Paris, will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph from April 7 to 14.
Al and Bet lead a quiet, boring life in Yorkshire. After 20 years working for the same company, Al is made redundant and is unable to find another job. Frustrated with life and worried about the future, their marriage has stagnated. Then Bet wins a romantic break competition in a magazine. The prize: a holiday for two in Paris. Their first trip abroad, they struggle with French cuisine, the French language and muggers in the Metro! This brilliantly funny story is about the reawakening of a relationship and how people view the world outside their horizons.
April in Paris is directed by Verity Mann and co-directed by John Matthews. Liz Travis plays the role of Bet and Paul Dawson plays Al.
Saddleworth Players will perform April in Paris at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, from April 7 to 14. Tickets can be purchased online at www.saddleworthplayers.org.uk, from the Millgate Arts Centre box office: 01457 874644 (Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm and Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am – 1pm), or from Delph Library, Millgate, Delph, Oldham OL3 5JG.