Spring and Port Wine

Rafe Crompton attempts to preside over his family with an iron fist, dispensing order and discipline. However, after an argument with his daughter over dinner and with a backdrop of a rapidly changing society, things fall apart over the course of a weekend as his four children assert their independence.

Will Rafe see that it is his attitude causing his family to break apart? Can love and humour prevail? Join us at the Cromptons’ as the family struggle to cope with the ups and downs of life in 1960s working-class Bolton in this touching and funny drama that has delighted Octagon audiences for over 50 years.


Writer: Bill Naughton
Director: Lotte Wakeham
Set & Costume Design: Katie Scott
Lighting Design: Stuart Bartles
Sound Design: Andy Graham
Wardrobe Supervisor: Su Newell
Producer: Tabitha Rose Hughes
Set Construction: Ben Cook
Production Manager: Chris Whitwood
Photography: Pamela Raith
Venue: Octagon Theatre Bolton
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