Clive Brill and Frinton Summer Theatre


One For the Road
Written by Willy Russell

Directed by Vivienne Garnett
Designed by Sorcha Corchoran
Costume Design by Neil Gordon
Lighting Design by Pip Thurlow
Sound Design TBA

‘Dennis, about to turn forty, is desperately trying to escape! Escape a middle-class existence he never imagined for himself. Escape a housing estate he hates for its uniform blandness. Escape his neighbours.

At the enforced birthday celebration he never wanted – with presents and guests he despises – he begins to crack and packs a rucksack! However, his attempts to flee are somewhat hampered by his bumbling parents, a phantom gnome-decapitating vandal and the everlasting love for his vinyl collection. Will he ever break free?

Filled with Willy Russell’s (Blood Brothers, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) wonderful one-liners and perceptive characters this play is full of laughs and insight in equal measure.

This is a transfer from the UK’s oldest Summer Weekly Rep Theatre – Frinton Summer Theatre.

Willy Russell is an English dramatist, lyricist and composer. His best known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Our Day Out.

Production Manager for FST – Adam Smith’

Show Times

Monday to Saturday 7.30pm Saturday matinee 3.30pm


£30.00 Full Price
£20.00 Concessions available for Seniors, Theatre Unions, UB40/Access, Students (ID required)