Like most of Willy Russell's work, the play discusses working class society in England in the 1970s. It makes comments about their intellect, life, party habits and exclusion of the different.
The play is set in a trashy 70s disco in Liverpool, England. The action is mainly in the gents and women's toilets of the disco where both Linda (The Bride) and Dave (The Groom) have decided to hold their stags and hens nights, not knowing that their other half is at the same place. When Linda's ex-boyfriend, Peter, arrives and offers her an escape she is forced with a difficult decision - to stay or to go.