Beautiful Thing – By Jonathan Harvey

Play reading series presents

The group is open to people of all ages and offers an informal opportunity to read and discuss plays. The group is fun and friendly and new members are always welcome. However, advanced booking is recommended at the sessions are normally a sell out!

This month –

Beautiful Thing is a heartwarming story of two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives.

Beautiful Thing focuses on three neighbors, Jamie, Ste and Leah on Thamesmead Estate in south-east London. In the middle flat, Jamie lives with his pub manager mum, Sandra. Jamie is going through a few problems at school, much to the chagrin of his gutsy mother who is too busy trying to hold down a relationship with a dippy younger man, Tony. Next door lives Ste, sporty and good looking, with his brother and alcoholic father. The atmosphere is tense at the best of times. On the other side live Leah and her mum. Leah has been kicked out of school and passes her time listening to old records. Leah has become obsessed with the music of the Mamas and the Papas and particularly with Mama Cass.

This event can be booked only by telephone. Please call 0161 236 7110 Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm. You may need to leave a message.