Just a year into marriage and with a young baby
to care for, Joe is one of three million unemployed looking for work every day
- when he’d much rather be spending time with his young wife, Madge. Both have
secrets from their past that they are reluctant to share with each other, until
an unexpected visitor appears who seems to know exactly what the future holds.
LIGHTHEARTED INTERCOURSE is a tender, funny and
intimate portrayal of a young couple living in 1920s Bolton, adjusting to
married life and discussing their fears, anxieties and conflicting needs.
It was unearthed from Bill Naughton’s personal archive
and reworked by David Thacker at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, where it received
its world premiere in October 2012.
First performed at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton,on 4th October 2012