When: 18th May – 4th June 2011 at 7:30pm, 2.30pm matinee
Where: Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Fairbottom Street, Oldham OL1 3SW
£: from 5 to 19.80
What is it?
Following a BBC television adaptation starring Billie Piper and a run at the Hull Truck last year, Kay Mellor’s acclaimed play and worldwide smash hit returns to the stage, in a new co-production between the New Wolsey Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
Set on the morning of her beloved son’s wedding, the play tells the story of Betty, a fifty-something doting mother and housewife haunted by memories of a past affair. Distressed by the emotional upheaval of the day she flees to the attic, resisting the desperate pleas of the bridal party to return. As she sifts through hidden mementoes, she is reminded of the young passionate woman she once was and haunted by the parallel life she could have led.
The play, which stars Mellor as Betty, is based on a confession made to the writer by her own mother, whose affair ended suddenly 30 years previous when her lover was killed.
More info: Coliseum