Once a Year on Blackpool Sands archiveSet in Blackpool 1953 Not long After the 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.


Author: Karlton Parris
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Archive listings for Once a Year on Blackpool Sands

Work type: Play.


Company Skint Theatre. Performer Kyle Brookes. Performer Macaulay Cooper. Performer Wendy Laurence James (Gladys). Performer Mollie Jones (Maureen). Performer Linda Clark (Red Ethel). Performer Dominic McCavish (Mr Elbridge).
20 Jul 18 to 21 Jul 18Salford Arts Theatre, Salford :: V1688948497
listing details L134466985
10 Jul 18 to 12 Jul 18Three Minute Theatre, Manchester :: V1737658740
listing details L70777265
19 Jun 18 to 21 Jun 18General, Liverpool :: V1184
listing details L423609795
17 Jun 18Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L0587043119
15 Jun 18 to 16 Jun 18The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
listing details L2096065707

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