ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS Comes to the Davenport Theatre This SeptemberONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS Comes to the Davenport Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The story of a real-life love affair between two Yorkshire miners is coming  off-Broadway at the Davenport theatre 4th-9th september  and being made into a film in co-production with human element film. Once a Year on Blackpool Sands is written by Karlton Parris and presented by Manchester-based theatre company Skint Productions. Set in Blackpool 1953, before homosexuality was legal in the UK, this real-life gritty Northern LGBTQ comedy focuses on Eddy and Tommy, as they head to Blackpool for their annual wakes week holiday. The lads check 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.  Upstairs the only other guest 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.  (more...)

VIDEO: Writer and Director Karlon Parris Talks to the BBC About His New Play ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDSVIDEO: Writer and Director Karlon Parris Talks to the BBC About His New Play ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2018

Karlon Parris talked about Once a Year on Blackpool Sands on the BBC, including the feature film version, the trip Off-Broadway and the UK tour. Click the video below to listen to the interview! (more...)

Photo Flash: ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS Tells Story of Gay Miners Who Risked AllPhoto Flash: ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS Tells Story of Gay Miners Who Risked All
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The story of a real-life love affair between two Yorkshire miners is coming Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre  4th-9th September  2018 - before  being made into a film. (more...)

Once A Year On Blackpool Sands to Receive Film AdaptationOnce A Year On Blackpool Sands to Receive Film Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2018

Off-Broadway bound and UK touring Once a Year on Blackpool Sands will now be heading to the big screen! Creative Director of Skint Productions Karlton Parris announced in Manchester today that his new LGBTQ comedy drama has been adapted for film in co-production with Human Element Productions. Shooting commences in the county of Yorkshire, then Blackpool and London right after the play ends its limited run at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS at The Loft at Davenport TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS at The Loft at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Set in Blackpool 1953 Not long After the Coronation, This Real-Life True Story is packed with Gritty Northern Comedy coupled with a Heart Breaking Emotional Punch. As Yorkshire Miners and secret lovers Eddy and Tommy Head to Blackpool with most of their Town for the annual Pit Close wakes holiday. (more...)

ONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS is Coming Soon Off-BroadwayONCE A YEAR ON BLACKPOOL SANDS is Coming Soon Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

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. (more...)