Go on play up your own end!
Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 March 2012, at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
£20, £18, £15 (students)
Starring Don Maclean, Malcolm Stent, Lizzie Wiggins, Dave Sealey and special guest Dave Willetts
Written by Malcolm Stent
Music & Lyrics by Harvey Andrews
“Go play up your own end!” A phrase heard a lot by those growing up in working-class areas on opposing sides of the city. A city whose craftsmen built the carriages of the Orient Express, whose factories made motorbikes that broke world speed records and crafted motor cars for the gentry. A city renowned for the manufacture of aircraft, guns, tanks as well as fine jewellery to adorn the world’s well-to-do.
Birmingham and the West Midlands were known as the workshops of the world, anything of value that could be bashed out of a bit of metal was made there. Times may have changed, but the pragmatic Brummie and Black Country spirit and ingenuity remains.
Go Play Up Your Own End is the story of a group of neighbours who fight against the odds to re-build their lives, relationships and the city of their birth in a Britain made bankrupt by two world wars.
The story is told with humour and song by some of the region's most loved actors.
Go and Play Up Your Own End is playing at the Lichfield Garrick from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 March 2012.
Tickets cost from £15 and can be booked from www.lichfieldgarrick.com or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Having lived either in or close to Lichfield for nearly 40 years I've come to love the city very much.
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