IT IS what many dreams are made of. Having nothing on Friday and then £2m on Saturday.
The lottery has created many millionaires but what little extras do lottery winners find themselves having to cope with?
If you think that winning lots of money won’t change a thing, then watch John Godber’s latest play and think again.
It is hardly surprising to discover that playwright Godber has a few ideas about what a sudden lottery windfall would do to most families.
This after all is the writer who has created comedies based on every aspect of modern life from night club bouncers, teachers and caravanners to those who use everything from gyms to supermarkets.
Lucky Sods is the BAFTA award winning writer’s latest bid to hit the jackpot and it runs for four performances at the Lawrence Batley Theatre from May 21.
Godber remains boss of Hull Truck Theatre Company where he has been the artistic director since the early Eighties. The company moved recently into a new home at Ferensway near the centre of Hull and its actors are regulars on the LBT main stage.
The company will doubtless receive a warm welcome back when it introduces Jean and Morris, married for 20 years, new money millionaires and convinced that cash won’t change them. But will it?
Godber has become part of the theatre fabric, not just in Yorkshire but nationwide. He’s the son of a miner from Upton, trained as a teacher at Bretton Hall College before turning to writing and directing for the theatre.
He’s long drawn inspiration from his own life and surroundings and his plays continue to strike a chord with audiences. Four years ago, Godber picked up two BAFTAs for co-writing Odd Squad for BBC2.
Playing the lottery winning couple are Dewsbury-born actress Jacqueline Naylor, long a Hull Truck regular, and Gordon Kane.
The play is directed by Nick Lane who acted with the company in the mid Nineties and was appointed as associate director three years ago. He has been writing for Hull Truck for nine years.
There are three evening performances plus a Saturday matinee. Box office is on 01484 430528.