Happy Jack is a funny and touching play about the lives of Jack and Liz. Set in a West Yorkshire mining village, the play is inspired by John Godber’s own grandparents and follows the couple’s 60 year marriage through good times and bad.
The play weaves through the story of this ordinary working class family and retells snippets of their lives together, the love, sadness, anger, joy and conflict. Balancing humour with some tougher realities, the play highlights the lives of working miners and the terrible legacies that many of them were left with long after leaving the pits.
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a really funny and thought-provoking play. The action is fast and furious … holding the audience’s attention from start to finish. Radiant Vermin is a very funny, very poignant play… Brilliantly observed and written and expertly played, the show forces the audience to question the basics of what is right and what is wrong. ★★★★★ London Theatre 1 on Radiant Vermin
Radiant Vermin is a deliciously dark comedy staged with impeccable timing around the Black Friday hysteria. The only thing you really need to buy this week is a ticket. ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions on Radiant Vermin
this is a great show, thought-provoking and funny, demonstrating that the greatest seriousness can lie in making people laugh and then feel guilty about what they’re laughing at. Comedy, at its best, remains an angry art. ★★★★ London Pub Theatres on Radiant Vermin
A masterclass in set design, combined with great direction… a fascinating show. I would recommend you get yourself to Brockley and take it in before it goes off for another five years, waiting to be discovered all over again. ★★★★ Lastminute Theatre Tickets on The Night Alive
delightfully played… entertaining revival ★★★★ The Stage on Handbagged
Handbagged is a clever and subtly polemic comic piece, which is also worth watching for its interesting references to Britain’s recent history, offered with an imaginative but credible twist on reality ★★★★ Pocket Size Theatre on Haandbagged