2011 Caxton Theatre

Saturday, 18 October to Saturday, 25 October 2014


- a main house production

Written by John Godber

Directed by Jane Stolworthy

Warm, sometimes a little sad but mostly very, very funny, Happy Families follows the boisterous fortunes of one ordinary Northern family through years of change in the sixties and seventies. These are iron-fisted men and house-proud women with their roots firmly in the close community of terraced streets. Now son John’s got into college. It won’t be easy - not for John, not for any of them. But there’s such pride! Happy Families is a semi-autobiographical play from Wakefield-born John Godber – ex-rugby player, ex-teacher and one of the most popular playwrights in the world, with plays like Teechers and Bouncers.


Happy Families final poster