Comedy for ‘empty nesters’

Jane Hogarth and Josie Morley star in The Empty Nesters Club. EMN-170222-093631001
Jane Hogarth and Josie Morley star in The Empty Nesters Club. EMN-170222-093631001

A comedic play which tackles empty nest sydrome is coming to Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, in Boston.

The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield present The Empty Nesters Club which will be performed next Thursday, March 9.

Empty nest syndrome is the feeling of grief or loneliness parents feel when their children move out of home for the first time.

Former Hollyoaks actress Jane Hogarth stars as Vicky, a mother who starts up a new support group called The Empty Nesters Club.

Vicky’s daughter Millie leaves home to attend university in London, leaving doting mum and over-protective dad Phil at home.

Rob Angell, who plays Phil, and Josie Morley, who plays Millie, have both previously toured with The John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield in NHS drama This Might Hurt.

The play is written and directed by John Godber.

A spokesman for The Empty Nesters Club said: “If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you!

“Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today, exhausted.”

Tickets for the show next Thursday, March 9, are priced at £17.50 for adults, and £16.50 for concessions.

There is a booking fee of £1.75 if tickets are booked via: www.blackfriarsartscentre.co.uk.

Or call 01205 363108.