The play tells the heart-warming story of May, a widowed Grandmother who is preparing to pack up her possessions and head off for a life in sunny Spain. As the removal van is loaded, a sea of memories from the past 45 years comes flooding back and we embark on a journey filled with love, laughter, sadness and sorrow.
At its core it is a compelling reflection of what life is like for Northern working-class people, but seamlessly weaves in a social and political commentary that encompasses Thatcherism, the miners’ strike and life in Blair’s Britain and gives the piece a relevance preventing it from being overly sentimental. Indeed this is kitchen-sink drama at its best.
The script is brilliant; every bit as funny as Last Of The Summer Wine, as gritty as Coronation Street in the sixties and as poignant as Blood Brothers. It is evident that Godber is an expert people-watcher who understands the human psyche perfectly.
|May||Janet Slade (AWARD)|