Cast lines up for Godber

rarely-performed John Godber comedy Weekend Breaks will tour the UK this spring after opening at Theatre Royal Wakefield on February 7.

Wednesday, 18th January 2012, 7:00 am

Weekend Breaks is a comedy about culture clashes, which sees aspiring film writer Martin Dawson trying to patch things up with his actress wife and his disapproving working class parents after an extra-marital fling.

On a weekend break to Whitby, Martin rediscovers his roots and what it really means to love your parents – even when you want to kill them.

Casting has just been announced for Weekend Breaks, with Rob Hudson (The Bill, Red Riding, Mike Bassett: England Manager) starring as Martin Dawson, William Ilkley (Dalziel and Pascoe, Holby City, The Royal) as Len Dawson and Christine Cox (Emmerdale, The Body Farm) as Joan Dawson.

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Weekend Breaks was written in 1997 and is John Godber’s 31st play. It is produced by the John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield as part of a new partnership, which sees two major tours of John’s work each year.

Weekend Breaks will be at Theatre Royal Wakefield from Tuesday February 7 to Saturday February 11, tickets cost £12, £16 and £18.

For more information or to book tickets, go to or call the box office on 01924 211311.