”September in the Rain” is the second play in John Godber’s trilogy of mining plays. It is his favourite play inspired by his grandparents and parents who worked in the industry and who holidayed every September in Blackpool
Jack, the strong, silent miner and Liz his effusive wife look back at their holiday times together. In thirty years, rain or shine they never miss their annual week’s holiday on Blackpool sands. Three decades of boarding houses, talent contests and fish and chips on the prom !
The play moves backwards and forwards in time with nostalgic songs and reminiscences as their married life unfolds through squabble, children, laughter and tears. It is a gentle, lyrical comedy set against a backdrop of the heyday of the British seaside.