“…Liz’s favourite and lasting expression was ‘Happy Jack’. She felt pleased at awarding him this title. He was always miserable or, more to the point, appeared to be so.”

Happy Jack is a funny and touching play about the lives of Jack and Liz. Set in a West Yorkshire mining village, the play is inspired by John Godber’s own grandparents and follows the couple’s 40 year marriage through good times and bad.

Godber’s  play weaves through the story of this ordinary working class family and retells snippets of their lives together, the love, sadness, anger, joy and conflict. 

Balancing humour with some tougher realities, Happy Jack highlights the lives of working miners and the terrible legacies that many of them were left with long after leaving the pits.

Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH from 14th – 25th May. Time: 7.30pm. Admission; £16, £13. Phone: 0333 666 3366