The Awkward Squad

Fresh Glory Productions in association with the Guild of Lillians and the Customs House South Shields


by Karin Young


Libby Davison, Charlie Hardwick,

Barbara Marten, Lisa McGrillis



 A crackling new comedy

What chance does Lorna have of a quiet weekend when both daughters and her granddaughter descend on her with their own problems?

She’s spent three decades working for everyone else through the miners’ strikes, local milk schemes and library closures and tomorrow she’s to have a community centre named after her – but her granddaughter thinks her boob job is more important….

On top of that, a BAFTA, impending divorce, redundancy and a very upmarket caravanette force Lorna to reconsider both the past and the future – for everyone.

What’s a woman to do? Accept everything that’s thrown at her, or become a fully paid-up member of the ‘awkward squad’?

BAFTA-winning Emmerdale writer Karin Young’s play is a state-of-the-nation comedy, taking a sideways look at the challenges faced by modern women of all ages.

Starring Libby Davison (The Bill, Hollyoaks), Charlie Hardwick (Val Pollard in Emmerdale), Barbara Marten (Casualty, Coronation Street, Brookside) and Lisa McGrillis. The show is directed by Fiona MacPherson.

You’ve got to pick your battles….

Customs House, South Shields:

28 February to 3 March 2012

Arts Theatre, London:

6 March to 7 April 2012

(Press Night – 8 March)

York, Theatre Royal:

10 to 13 April 2012