Plays Directory : Happy Families

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Godber
  • Written
    1991
  • Setting
    Northern England
  • Overview
    the story of a boy called John and his parents Vic and Dot. It tells of the stresses and strains of growing up with his family. It tells of how he grows up through his teenage years and through to when he gets his degree. Other characters within the play include Jack and Liz (John's grandparents), Doris and Edna (John's Aunties) and Rebecca (Edna's Daughter). It is a memory play and the narrative jumps back and forth from when John was about 9 until when he graduates with a degree as a drama teacher. John Godber has described it as "humour with a touch of sadness".

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Connected mandy members:

Bruce Chattan
2018, Vic
The Malt Theatre
George Horn
George Horn
Actor
2015, PC Matthews
All England Finals
Raymond Taylor
2014, Vic
The Marlowe Studio
Abigail Booth
Abigail Booth
Costume Maker
2013, Costume Maker
Tony Burden
Tony Burden
Actor
2013, Dad
35 Marylebone High street
Katie Broome
Katie Broome
Costume Designer
2013, Costume Designer
Jackson Lane Theatre
Hannah Grace-May
2013, Daughter
Lou Tring
Lou Tring
Wardrobe Assistant
2013, Costume Supervisor
Jacksons Lane, Various outdoor events
Sue Parker-Nutley
2013, Mum
MSFT
James Lilley
James Lilley
Actor
2009, John
RACC
Tessa Mabbitt
2007, Liz
The Albany
Matt Weyland
Matt Weyland
Actor
2007, Jack
Academy of Creative Training, Brighton
Katrina Dunwell
2007, Edna
The Albany
Paul McNeilly
2003, Derek
Kings Head, Islington
Nicky Goldie
Nicky Goldie
Actor
1999, Auntie Doris
Jenny Collins
1994, Louisa
Liverpool Playhouse
Robin Catling
1991, John Taylor
New Venture Theatre