Beautiful House

A Library Theatre Company Production of

So that their seriously ill daughter can spend what might be her last months in her childhood home, Ronnie and Bridgette have vacated their dream house in Delph for a Salford tower block. And at first they think Otis and Paula, in the flat below, are the neighbours from hell.
First seen at Studio Salford, and subsequently in the 2009 Re:Play Festival, and now being given a new production by Noreen Kershaw, this wry tale of love and belongings, relics and regrets, and trinkets and tombs, is both heartbreaking and achingly funny.

The cast features John Henshaw, who starred as Meatballs alongside Manchester United legend Eric Cantona on the big screen in Looking for Eric last year. With Janice Connolly, one of the leading figures on Manchester’s bustling comedy circuit thanks to her creation Mrs Barbara Nice, and also well known to TV viewers having played busybody Holy Mary in both series of Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. Also James Foster, who was in the original production of Beautiful House at Studio Salford in 2009 and Sally Carman, who has appeared since 2004 as Kelly Ball in nearly 30 episodes of Channel 4’s Shameless.
“Cathy Crabb is clearly a major writing talent” – Manchester Evening News
“Entertaining… And at times very funny” – British Theatre Guide