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John Godber's recent stage play is set over the 30 years following the Miners' Strike of 1984/85. It's the story of how Dot and Harry cope with life after he is made redundant amidst a community that has had the heart ripped out of it. After 10 years of turmoil, they do the unthinkable and leave Upton to try and make a new life for themselves in the seaside town of Bridlington.

Directed by Toby Swift

'Shafted!' was produced for the stage by the John Godber Company and Theatre Royal Wakefield before touring in 2016. Three of the Olivier Award-winning playwright's early plays, 'September in the Rain', 'Happy Jack' and 'April in Paris' are available on Radio 4 Extra to accompany this new radio production- all are performed by their original cast, Jane Godber and John Godber.