Project Description

A Tickle on the River’s Back

Written in 1979. Originally performed at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Set on the Thames about a family of lightermen, who transported goods with barges, and how they coped with changes over twenty years.


‘When all three generations meet on a fishing trip in a derelict dock, fireworks ensue-splendidly illuminating the dramatic change in the role of fathers over the last two decades. All in all a thought provoking, original and thoroughly enjoyable piece of work.’  – London Evening News.

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