‘Lightning under their Skirts’ – May 2017 tour

CBeebies' Josie Cerise to star as Sandy, credit David Knight Portraits

Lovely first night review, click here and stunning guest review by Ethan Russon, Staffordshire Theatre, click here

May 2017 tour dates in Cheshire, Lancashire, N. Staffs & S. Yorks. 

STOP PRESS: 7 sellouts but still tickets in our last 3 tour dates .

Credit: Anna de Silva

It’s 1961, Gary wants to borrow a few bob off his sister Sandy to go dancing at the Town Baths.

He wants her to iron his trousers. He also fancies Keith’s bird – and that’s where the trouble starts.


Full of secrets and poetry, this beautiful funny play is about growing up and moving on. More though, it is about that most delicious of feelings, how we break free and start living a new life.

Storm in the North in association with Action Transport Theatre presents ‘Lightning under their Skirts’, Joy Winkler’s new play with award-winning director Kevin Dyer.

Joy Winkler will perform with Josie Cerise, who is known for her work on children’s television in “Grandpa in my Pocket” on CBeebies and her role as Mini Ha Ha in the BAFTA-nominated “Ha Ha Hairies”. Harvey Robinson will play Gary after rave reviews as Mr. Wolf in ‘Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf’ at Liverpool’s Unity Theatre with Action Transport Theatre.

Includes ‘A Taste of the Sixties’get ready for plenty of fun from the decade!

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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  • Sorry, SOLD OUT! Thursday, May 11,7.00pm, St Anne’s Library, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancs, FY8 1NR with Spot On Lancashire. Tickets: £7 adult / £5 concession. To book, please visit the library or email stannes.library@lancashire.gov.uk
  • Sorry, SOLD OUT! Friday, May 12, 7.30pm, The Barlow, Edgworth, nr Bolton, Lancs, BL7 0AP with Spot On Lancashire. Tickets: £7 adult / £5 concession. To book please contact: 01204 852216 / 852848
  • Sorry, SOLD OUT! Saturday, May 13, 7.30pm, Calder Vale Village Hall, Calder Vale, nr Preston, Lancs, PR3 1SJ with Spot On Lancashire. Tickets: £7 adult / £5 concession. To book, please contact: 01995 602615 / 606278
  • Sorry, sold out - Wednesday, May 17, 7.30pm, Newcastle Library, Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1AT. Tickets: £7. To book, please visit or contact the Library between 9-6 Mon-Fri, 9-4 Sat on 01782 297332 or email: Newcastle.library@staffordshire.gov.uk. Payments can only be taken in cash at the Library. Nearest public car park is the Cherry Orchard (5 mins’ walk).
  • Sorry, SOLD OUT! Thursday, May 18, 7.30pm, Macclesfield Library, Cheshire SK10 1EE. Tickets £10 adult; £8 concessions. Box Office 01625 374000 or online (Cheshire Rural Touring Arts)
  • Sorry, SOLD OUT! Friday, May 19, 7.30pm Holmes Chapel Library, Cheshire, CW4 7AB (Cheshire Rural Touring Arts) Tickets: £10. To book please contact: 01477 689550. The Library has plenty of free car parking right next to the building, which is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet.
  • Thursday, May 25, 7.30pm The Civic, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2HZ. Tickets £12, £10 concession, £8 student. Box Office: 01226 327000 or online.
  • Friday, May 26, 7.30pm Tarvin Community Centre, Tarvin, nr Chester CH3 8LY, Tickets £10. To book please contact: 01829 741 962 or book online via Cheshire Rural Touring Arts. The Centre has off-street parking and disabled access. The licenced bar will be open on the night!
  • Sunday, May 28, 7.30pm, Northwich Memorial Court (Brio Leisure), Chesterway, CW9 5QJ, Tickets: £9.00 – £10.00* (*booking fee applies). Box Office: 01606 261100 or online. Northwich Memorial Court has free adjacent parking.

Promoters’ tour enquiries: storminthenorth@gmail.com


Josie Cerise, Harvey Robinson and Joy Winkler

The Company

Director, Kevin Dyer.

Writer, Joy Winkler

Producer, Laura Duncalf

Composer/Music Director, Harri Chambers

Stage Manager, Alice Longson

Costume, Pat Tripney and Jane O’Neill

PR & Marketing, Caroline Hawkridge, The Hawkridge Agency

Photography, David Knight, David Knight Portraits