Described as a heart-warming comedy, Kissing Sid James, at the Square Chapel for the Arts in Halifax tomorrow, is a rom-com set in a seaside B&B, with karaoke and Scrabble thrown in for good measure.
From the popular Sheffield company, Reform Theatre, the play has attracted rave reviews and is on a 21-date tour of the country. It tells the tale of a stationery salesman, Eddie, who falls for glamorous casino croupier, Crystal, and attempts to woo her on a wet weekend at the coast.
Kissing Sid James is part of the Square Chapel’s eclectic drama programme, which also features Edinburgh Fringe sell-out, Home Truths, on Sunday, June 1.
Home Truths, by writer and performer Ginny Davis, is a two-parter exploring modern family life. In the first half she plays Ruth Rich in Double Booked. The mother of troublesome teenagers who economises on the truth, she ties herself in knots in an attempt to please everybody. The second half, Something fishy, explores how teenagers shirk from responsibility. Ginny’s strength as an entertainer is the way she covers topics that audiences can identify with.
Tickets for both performances are £10 and £12 from 01422 349422 or the website.