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John Godber's comedy drama is the story of Dot and Harry, a couple struggling with life after the 1984-85 miners' strike. Can they do the unthinkable and leave for pastures new?

John Godber's stage play is set over the 30 years following the Miners' Strike of 1984/85. It's the story of how Dot and Harry cope with life after he is made redundant amidst a community that has had the heart ripped out of it. After 10 years of turmoil, they do the unthinkable and leave Upton to try and make a new life for themselves in the seaside town of Bridlington.

Directed by Toby Swift

'Shafted!' was produced for the stage in 2015 by the John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield before touring the following year. This is the fourth of the Olivier Award-winning playwright's plays to be adapted for Radio 4 and performed by their original cast, Jane Godber and John Godber, following 'September in the Rain', 'Happy Jack' and 'April in Paris'.

57 minutes

Last on

Sun 7 Apr 2019 15:00


Role Contributor
Dot Jane Godber
Harry John Godber
Writer John Godber
Director Toby Swift


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