Benches features departed characters seated on their memorial benches, telling their stories and observing the amusing comings and goings of the busy seafront promenade.
What would these ‘Benchers’ have in common? – The 1920’s End of the Pier Showgirls; Mark, a recently deceased young Biker; Flo, a 1950’s Nan with a sensitive secret; Richard Townley, a despised Conscientious Objector who met his fate in World War II.
Richard’s story is the focal point of the play and includes a tribunal scene written by Margaret’s father, Harold Goodwin, in 1941.
Harold and Margaret’s writing is both comedic and poignant.