Town plays are bitter sweet

John Godber and Wife Jane Thornton come to Scarborough for their latest play adaptions.Actors Julie Higginson and Matthew Booth with Jane and John.

John Godber and Wife Jane Thornton come to Scarborough for their latest play adaptions.Actors Julie Higginson and Matthew Booth with Jane and John.

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Scarborough is the backdrop for a double bill of plays by husband and wife writers John Godber and Jane 
Thornton.

Set during the season Lost and Found can be seen as stand-alones or together.

Bitter-sweet comedy Lost is by Thornton and takes place on the first day of the summer season. Tom and Chelsea have holiday jobs at the Court Hotel.

They love their work; they could watch it all day, especially Len and Betty whose 50-year- old marriage has run aground.

Godber’s Found is set on the last night of the summer season; Tom and Chelsea’s holiday job is now a distant memory. There’ll be no more nights on the town, beer at the beach huts and surfing on the sea, as he goes back to university and she’s found on the dole – will they go their separate ways or find away of keeping in touch.

“We wanted to write two plays set in Scarborough as over time we’ve become fans of the town and especially the theatre,” said Godber.

Thornton said: The plays echo each other in that one relationship has existed for years and another is very new.”

The plays star regular Godber collaborators Matthew Booth and Julie Higginson.