‘Happy Jack’ is a funny and touching play about the lives of Jack and Liz. Set in a Yorkshire mining village, the play is inspired by John Godber's own grandparents and follows the couple's sixty year marriage through good times and bad. The play weaves through the story of this ordinary working class family and retells snippets of their lives together - the love, sadness, anger, joy and conflict. Balancing humour with some tougher realities, the play highlights the lives of working miners and the terrible legacies that many of them were left with long after leaving the pits. The Times described the play as 'Neat, touching and joyously celebratory'.
Leeds Library Theatre Company was formed in 1996 supported by Leeds Libraries with the original aim of taking accessible, professional theatre to outlying local areas. The company now tour small theatres/village halls nationally from The Wynd Theatre Melrose Scotland to The Quay Sudbury Suffolk to The Ammanford Theatre Wales.