Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
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The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield

Shafted! A New Comedy by John Godber

Monday 14 March, 7.30pm , 7.30pm , 7.30pm , 7.30pm , 7.30pm , 2pm and 7.30pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

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Exclusive to audiences on Monday night - An Audience with John Godber after the show. Your chance to ask John your burning questions!

Duration 2 hours including interval
Suitable for ages 16+ due to some adult language

In 1984, the miners were defeated, their families torn apart and the media circus went home. John Godber's epic new play traces what happened to miner Harry and his wife Dot in the thirty years after the strike.

Suddenly they were thrown together, with new battles to fight and new jobs to hold down; from window cleaning in Wakefield to running a boarding house in Bridlington. Fuelled with eye watering honesty and true Yorkshire grit, this is a hilarious account of whose jobs had been taken, communities destroyed, and how they fought back after being shafted!

Performed by the multi BAFTA winning partnership, John Godber and Jane Thornton.

Pre-Show Introduction and Post-Show Interaction with Cast for A-Level Students
Additional resources include a targeted learning programme developed in partnership with Education Consultant Claire Grosvenor, exploring key scenes and characters in the play. Raising attainment in writing for the theatre will be the focus of this programme. Limited number of places available to schools. Contact Rachel Feneley at to book.