New John Godber Comedy ‘Living on Fresh Air’ touring this spring

The John Godber Company are touring a brand new hilarious John Godber comedy ‘Living on Fresh Air’ across the North this Spring, starting at the East Riding Theatre before visiting Harrogate theatre, The Stephen Joseph Theatre and Theatre Royal Wakefield.

The show, part of a collaboration with Harrogate Theatre, stars John Godber and Jane Thornton as newly retired couple Dave and Caroline who have everything they have ever wanted; a nice house, a hot tub, a small mortgage, a few savings and a new smart meter. But with Covid and the cost of living crisis things are changing. Their children have moved back home, their money is disappearing, the hot tub’s gone, the lights are going out and the smart meter is stressful. No wonder they feel like starting again, and with their newfound hobby of walking it feels like they have.

From the Wolds, to the Dales, from the Lakes to Scafell, they’re determined to get out and keep positive, but with rising bills, rising temperatures and the family home full, there’s only so far you can go when you’re living on fresh air.

But Caroline and Dave are as tough as old boots, and as they reach another peak, they both recognise that there is always another mountain to climb.

This new comedy by multi-award-winning playwright John Godber is his most radical to date. Looking at the cost of living crisis and the rise in walking, Godber casts his critical eye on the future of the country. Caroline and Dave have recently retired but when their 48-year-old penniless married son returns from London to live off the bank of Mum and Dad the sparks begin to fly. Godber’s wicked imagination throws Nick, Dave and Caroline ten years into the future when there is even a charge for being outdoors. 

In this breath-taking state of the nation comedy, the double BAFTA and Olivier Award Winning partnership are joined by Yorkshire actor Peter McMillan, to bring you an unforgettable night at the theatre. 

‘Living on Fresh Air’ is at the East Riding Theatre from 15-25 March, with select matinees, and tickets from £15 on sale now.