Celebration – lovely, witty “Northern” family comedy

Celebration is a wonderful comedy from the ever witty pens of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. One family with two events and as the saying goes, “Weddings and funerals, nothing like them for bringing out the best and worst in people”. Set in the early 1960s this lovely play introduces us to a very Northern family. The first act sees the family making wedding preparations and the second act is set six months later and sees the family returning from the funeral of their Uncle Arthur whose much disparaged and ignored by the family, mistress turns up. A very entertaining observation of “the family”.

Dress rehearsal photographs by Ian M Butterfield can be found here.

A selection of rehearsal; and set build photographs courtesy of Derek Manton is here.

A flipbook version of the souvenir programme for Celebration is here.

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