Just a mention about the new production at Manchester's Library Theatre next week. 'Beautiful House' by Cathy Crabb starts on Thursday 22nd April til 8th May, and stars the local legend that is John Henshaw (from the Post Office ads, BBC's The Cops, etc.). Directed by equally legendary director Noreeen Kershaw (Phylis, the desk sergeant from Life On Mars, Albion Market, etc.).
Some blurb from The Library:
"So that their seriously ill daughter can spend what might be her last months in her childhood home, Ronnie and Bridgette have vacated their dream house in Delph for a Salford tower block. And at first they think Otis and Paula, in the flat below, are the neighbours from hell.First seen at Studio Salford, and subsequently in the 2009 Re:Play Festival, and now being given a new production by Noreen Kershaw, this wry tale of love and belongings, relics and regrets, and trinkets and tombs, is both heartbreaking and achingly funny.
“Cathy Crabb is clearly a major writing talent” - Manchester Evening News
“Entertaining… And at times very funny” - British Theatre Guide"