ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS is Coming Soon Off-Broadway
Set in Blackpool England 1953 Not long After the queen Elizabeth's Coronation, This Real-Life Story is packed with Gritty Northern Comedy coupled with a Heart Breaking Emotional Punch. As Yorkshire Miners Eddy and Tommy Head to Blackpool with most of their Town for the annual Pit Close wakes holiday.
However, Eddy had almost missed the bus and turned up with no suitcase
Now the lads have checked into the surprisingly empty Withering Heights on Sea guest House
Run by the Caustic and Alarmingly Odd Gladys her rebellious and very flirty daughter Maureen and the infamous Red Ethel ex-communist stripper show girl.
Up Stairs Mr. Elbridge is trying to muster the courage to unleash any of his three female alter egos and walk the fabled Transvestite walk from north to south pier as a Woman.
As Events unfold Six Lives will be changed forever and as Eddy reveals a shocking truth it will lead to a lifetime of activism the fight for equality and freedom For the LGTB community.
In 1953 for Some Love Was a Crime
I first met Eddy and Tommy over 30 years ago when we drank the bar dry one night in Mykonos
It would prove to be such a bitter sweet evening as both guys were very clearly part of the ranks of the life's lost or soon to be lost to Aids. Tommy encapsulated it best when after they had regaled me and my friends with their wonderful story." karlton it really is this simple love is just love at the end of the day" Tommy passed away several months later in eddy's arms his lover of 29 years and best friend since infant school. Eddy Died later the same year. - Karlton Parris (Playwright)
Staring The Original UK cast
Kyle Brookes (Film Normandy, westbound, three minutes to go) and Macaulay Cooper (Stage Old Ground, Tv Commercials for McDonalds and Nike) Reunited on stage after a triumphant off-off Broadway outing in Skint productions Beautiful Monster.
Also Staring Linda Clark as Red Ethel (Tv Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Emmerdale, That Peter Kay Thing) Wendy Laurence James as Gladys (Off - off Broadway A Family of Women. Mrs. Darlings Bed N Board, Rippers Five, Beautiful Monster) Dominic McCavish as MR Elbbridge ( itv drama girlfriends ) And Mollie Jones as Maureen (Of-off Broadway Beautiful Monster TV Ackley Bridge)
More information: www.skinttheatre.co.uk