Next production: Giles Cooper’s “Happy Family”

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

January 3, 4, 5, 6 2018


Happy Family

by Giles Cooper

Directed by
Tony Brownings & Bob Ryder

This was Giles Cooper’s last play before his untimely death at the age of 48. Happy Family was first presented at the Hampstead Theatre in 1966 starring Wendy Craig.

The happy family is: Mark the bully. Susan the bossy older sister. Deborah the innocent.

None, have really grown up and the introduction of Susan’s new fiancĂ© stretches their childhood chains to breaking point.

The characters are completely bonkers. The play disturbingly funny- with some crackling one liners!


Emily Hale is Deborah Solstice

Dan Dryer is Mark, her brother

Lyn Snowdon is Susan, her sister

Mark Best is Gregory Butler