13th Dec, 2017

A lottery win might not be dream ticket

Rob George 17th Mar, 2017

A TALE of sudden wealth and the impact on family life will be on offer when the St John’s Players take the stage at the Swan Theatre.

Popular playwright John Godber’s play Lucky Sods will be peformed by the players in the Vesta Tilley Studio from next Wednesday (March 22) to Saturday (March 25).

Do you still dream of having a win on the lottery and what you would do with the millions?

Can you remember the excitement when the lottery began in the early 1990s?

John Godber envisaged the effect of such a win on an ordinary family when he wrote Lucky Sods a couple of years later.

When the mundane married life of Jean and Morris is changed by a £2million win on the lottery, they can’t believe their luck.

But such a large amount of money alters attitudes and behaviours.

The semi hidden cracks in their marriage rise to the surface, their relatives become increasingly resentful and the past catches up with them.

Despite this Jean continues to play the lottery and win! Meanwhile Morris takes off to Amsterdam with an old flame.

Is the grass always greener or will his depressing prophecy that ‘bad always follows good’ turn out to be true?

John Godber’s bittersweet comedy of northern married life gives food for thought about the sudden acquisition of unexpected wealth and its impact on family relationships.

Last year St John’s Players selected another play by John Godber, April in Paris, for their studio production.

It proved so popular that they decided to choose another from his extensive list of plays for this year’s studio performance.

Tickets for the show are £8 to £10 and available from Worcester Live at Huntingdon Hall in Crowngate or by phone on 01905 611427.

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