2013 Archive

JUST LIKE ANTHEA by Claire Spratt. September 2013
Hopeless home-makers, divorcee Paula and married Debbie, both live in chaotic messy homes yet dream of tidy cupboards, neatly folded fresh bed linen and the ability to prepare meals which aren't just thrown in the microwave. When Paula decides to 're-brand' herself as an immaculate home-maker in order to get a new husband, and arguments between Debbie and husband Terry over their messy house reach breaking point, it's the kick start they both need. In a bid to become perfect housewives they turn to DVDs & books written by domestic goddess Anthea Turner for guidance. However, their 'Anthea obsession' might leave them with gleaming bath taps and perfectly folded towels - but little time for anything else. Join the ladies in this comedy play on their journey to be just like Anthea.
This 10 date tour visited: KNARESBOROUGH, FILEY, DELPH, GLOSSOP, WHITBY, BUXTON, BEVERLEY, LEEDS, BRIDLINGTON.

ONE SUNNY DAY by Claire Spratt. July 2013
A gentle comedy inviting you to eavesdrop on a 1970s family after they buy an old, run down holiday cottage on the Yorkshire coast. Set to a backdrop of the sound of seagulls and the smell of fish and chips, in a time of power cuts, cine cameras, Green Shield Stamps, decimalisation, sideburns and flares.Young married couple, sensible Sylviann and tall, dark, handsome Clifford, along with their toddler son Timothy, make a surprise visit to Sylviann’s parents, Ruby and Henry, at their new holiday cottage. Hoping to spend the day attempting to make the cottage habitable, this unexpected visit causes Ruby and Henry’s DIY plans to grind to a halt. Deciding to make the most of this sunny day they opt to take in the seaside air which, like all family day trips, is filled with family banter, laughter and love.Gentle, funny, charming and nostalgic.
This 10 date tour visited: GREETLAND, ELLERKER, BUXTON, GLOSSOP, DOBCROSS, GRASSINGTON, WHITBY.

MRS YORK'S SHELTER by Claire Spratt. May/June 2013
In a small town in 1940’s Yorkshire lives the no-nonsense Mrs York. The matriarch of her neighbourhood. If summat needs sorting just fetch Mrs York, (although she hasn’t a telephone herself, sadly, she does know someone personally that has.) With an enviable veg patch - and enough, (ever-breeding), rabbits to feed the street - her garden also boasts a much sought after Anderson shelter. With one of the only Anderson’s in the street kind hearted Mrs York is keen to take in any waifs and strays when an air raid hits, most of whom arouse Mr York’s suspicions. Having decked it out with all the essentials, ready for company to arrive at a moment’s notice, her shelter becomes the talk of street. However, Mrs York’s war soon becomes one battle after another; a battle to prevent the Anderson from flooding; a battle to keep Mrs Pattison’s dog, Rover, out of her garden - who is intent on eyeing up her rabbits at every opportunity; and a battle to stop Mr York growing mushrooms in her beloved shelter.
Following the success of the 2011 & 2012 tours of ‘Blitz Bride’, Planet Rabbit are proud to present another trip to 1940’s Yorkshire with this brand new one act comedy. Please form an orderly queue at the garden gate for poignant nostalgia and laughs galore in Mrs York’s Shelter.
This 7 date tour visited: RAMSBOTTOM, GREETLAND, DOBCROSS, HEYWOOD, ELLERKER, METHLEY.