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Poetry readings

BARNSLEY, SOUTH YORKSHIRE: Lightning under their Skirts

Date: Thursday 25 May, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Price: £12 | £10 conc | £8 student
Venue address:
The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S70 2DX

Publicity material for this event says:

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 wants Keith’s bird -- and that’s where the trouble starts.


Full of secrets and poetry, 'Lightning under their Skirts' is a beautiful, funny play about the monotone 1950s 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!


“Bursts with young voices, full of humour and grit. As real now as it was then."

“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.”

“I can see those girls now. Took me right back to those heady days (nights) jiving.”


'Lightning under their Skirts' reunites prize-winning poet and performer Joy Winkler with award-winning director Kevin Dyer for a fourth entertaining and innovative show. For Age 11 +

Also NW tour dates:

Box Office 01226 327000

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