Tue 9 May - 7:30pm
Ages 11+

Storm in the North in association with Action Transport Theatre presents

Lightning under their Skirts

It’s 1961, Gary wants to borrow a few bob off his sister Sandy to go dancing at the Town Baths. He wants her to iron his trousers. He also fancies Keith’s bird – and that’s where the trouble starts.

Full of secrets and poetry, ‘Lightning under their Skirts’ is a beautiful funny new play about the monochrome 1950’s being shoved aside and replaced by a bright new world. 

Includes ‘A Taste of the Sixties’ – imagine Babycham, cheese and pineapple chunks on cocktail sticks as party snacks. Get ready for plenty of fun from the decade!

Written and performed by former Cheshire Poet Laureate Joy Winkler. Starring Josie Cerise from the new series of 'Grandpa in my Pocket' on Cbeebies, and Harvey Robinson who joins the cast after rave reviews as Mr. Wolf in ‘Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf’ at Liverpool's Unity Theatre with Action Transport Theatre.

“Bursts with young voices, full of humour and grit.”

“A deft and moving portrayal of tensions in family life, of the challenge of being who you are or being who other people want you to be.”

“Took me right back to those heady days (nights) jiving.”

Lightning under their Skirts reunites former Cheshire Poet Laureate Joy Winkler with award-winning director Kevin Dyer for a fourth entertaining and innovative show. 

Running time: 90 mins excluding interval

Written and performed by Joy Winkler
Director Kevin Dyer
Gary Harvey Robinson
Sandy Josie Cerise
Sound design Harri Chambers


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Supported by Cheshire Rural Touring Arts and The National Lottery through Arts Council England.