As part of Live from Worktown’s Bill Naughton festival commemorating the 25th anniversary of the playwright’s death, Bolton Little Theatre is hosting a special screening of Spring and Port Wine. The film will be introduced by Dr Nicola Shaw from the University of Bolton. There will also be an exclusive pop-up exhibition in The Forge.
Filmed in Bolton and adapted by Naughton from his own highly successful stage play of the same name, Spring and Port Wine is a bittersweet comedy of working class family life in the Sixties.
Old-fashioned, proud, patriotic, Rafe Crompton rules his family of four children with a stern hand, whilst his wife Daisy acts as peacemaker. But his teenage children are growing increasingly resentful of what they see as his over-bearing manner. The simmering tensions suddenly come to a head when Hilda Crompton refuses to eat her herring dinner.
Starring a host of familiar British faces, led by James Mason as Rafe, and Susan George as Hilda. Also featuring Arthur Lowe, Hannah Gordon, Diana Coupland, Rodney Bewes, Bernard Bresslaw and Frank Windsor.
Doors will open at 6.30pm and the programme begins at 7.30pm. Licensed bar will be available.