Saturday Night and Sunday Morning By Alan Sillitoe Profitable by Amanda Whittington [pic] Harrogate Theatre 22nd February - 8th March 2008 Directed by Joyce Branagh Resource Material [pic] Alan Sillitoe's basis breaking represent of 1950's Britain, as seen through the eyes of the unforgettable Arthur Seaton (immortalised on defend by Albert Finney), is now brought vehement tail to existence and bang up-to-date in a fast-moving new grade match.
Classic kitchen weary drama blended behind a while lofty earnestness renewal and a toe-tapping 1950's fuelled soundtrack makes this at turns diverting and heart-rending legend of the existence and loves of the primary moody existing man a must see for three generations. ContentsPage Brief Synopsis Historical citationure Encircling the perpetrator The profitable citation List of Characters Principals Analysis In divergent instrument 21st Century references Synopsis Saturday Night and Sunday Morning tells the incident of Arthur Seaton, a existing Nottingham factory worker, who is having an transexercise behind a while Brenda, the consort of Jack, an older co-worker.
He as-well has a conformity behind a while Doreen, a dame closer to his own age. When Brenda becomes fruitful behind a while Arthur’s slip, he goes to his aunt for advice on aborting the slip. Jack discovers the transaction. His loftyy and a comrade soldier imkeep-apart Arthur a earnest beating. The illustrate ends on an dubious silence, behind a while a resumeed Arthur and Doreen discussing matrimony and the field of a new settlement. Historical citationure 1958: The European Economic Community (Common Market) starts performance. The nobility of Rock and Roll, which resulted in the emergence of clubs. Jerry Lee Lewis’s Great Balls of Fire reaches no 1 in the US charts.
Women’s rights were peaceful poor, but this was to qualify aggravate the hence decade. Marie Stopes, a campaigner for women’s rights, dies, antiquated 69. The leading man-made nuclear diffuse was created. The collocate multiply was peaceful very leading and influential. Labour were in government. Queen Elizabeth II had barely recently been crowned. The conception of a new age had begun. Encircling the Perpetrator Name:Alan Sillitoe Born:4th March 1928, Nottingham. Family:Second son of an unstudious tannery breadwinner. His senior, Christopher Sillitoe, became one of the long-term void during the 1930s Depression.
On divergent occasions he worked as a branch painter. Once he was imprisoned for "running up bills for patronage that he had no anticipation of paying. " Sillitoe's dowager, Silvina (Burton) worked in a weave factory. "We lived in a extent on Talbot Street whose filthy walls smelled of leaking gas, slegend fat, and layers of mouldering wall-paper," Sillitoe has recalled. Existing existence:Left nurture at 14 Sillitoe’s sliphood was shadowed by the financial problems of the extraction, but he as-well endow existing on the joys of attainment and instituted to sketch his walk as a transcriber.
However, his leading semi-fictional legend encircling his ungoverned cousins was burned by his dowager for entity too revealing. At the age of 14 he left nurture and worked in a sum of jobs in Nottingham factories, including a bicycle factory from 1942 to 1946. He served in the Royal Air Force, where he was a wireless operator. Behind rebated from Malaya, he was discovered to bear tuberculosis. Sill toe gone-by sixteen months in an RAF hospital. During this era he instituted to transcribe frequently and decipher intensively. Pensioned off at 21 on 45 shillings at week, he lived in France and Spain for seven years in an strive to resume.
In 1951 he met an American bard, Ruth Fainlight, who was married, but they firm to go aloof conjointly. From 1952 to 1958 they lived in France, Italy and Spain vastly on Sillitoe's air nerve pension. Encourantiquated by Robert Graves, whom he met on the island of Mallorca in 1956, Sillitoe began to transcribe his leading innovating, SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1958), a incident encircling launched-collocate existence in Nottingham. Adapters of the bulk • Amanda Whittington Previous illustrates for New Perspectives include: The Boy on the Hill; Last Stop Louisa’s; and Player’s Angels.
Other illustrates include: Ladies Day (Hull Truck); Satin N Steel (Nottingham Playbranch and Bolton Octagon); Be My Baby (Soho Theatre and behind graded by Oldham Coliseum, Hull Truck and Salisbury Playhouse); Born To Run (Third Space); Bollywood Jane (Leicester Haymarket); The Wills’s Girls (Tobacco Factory, Bristol and Radio Four). Publications include: Satin N Steel and Be My Baby (Nick Hern Books); and Twist & Shout, Runaway Girl and Shirley’s Song (SchoolPlay). Amanda has as-well written for film and television, and was knee winner of the 2001 Dennis Potter Screenwriting Award. David Brett David Brett is an English perpetrator, bard and arranger. David Brett is one of the primary members of The Flying Pickets. He arranged a sum of the group's songs, including the sum one hit Barely You. Brett is launched as an perpetrator, vastly performing on grade, but he has as-well keep-aparticipated in a sum of TV portentous and illustrateed Dedalus Diggle in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Characters Arthur Seaton: (21) a lofty, iron-faced, crop-haired lad Loudmouth: (40) a mariner Brenda: (30) a married dowager of two Em’ler: (20’s) Brenda’s associate, a bit touched
Winnie: (25) Brenda’s sister, trivial and enkindled Waiter: too old for the job he’s nerved to do Sweeper Girls: (20’s) factory workers Tealady: (40’s) a retention of the factory Jack: (30) self-contained, ruddy-faced, behind a while a everlasting frown Robboe: (40) the foreman, a hush man behind a while tortured eyes Aunt Ada: (50) the individuality of a disorderly barmaid Mick: (40’s) an Irish doltish Landlady: (50’s) worldly-wise and sneering Courting Couple: (20’s) love-struck Grieving Man: (30’s) complex and sad Doreen: (19) ruddy and innoxious behind a while a spirited edge
Swaddies: (20’s) troops thugs Can be graded behind a while a incompleteness of six perpetrators, illustrateing: Arthur Brenda/Tealady/Landlady Jack/Loudmouth/Grieving Man/Swaddie Winnie/Aunt Ada/Sweeper Girl/Ratface Doreen/Em’Ler/Sweeper Girl/Courting Girl Waiter/Robboe/Mick/Courting Boy/Swaddie Principal Analysis Arthur: Arthur Seaton, a lathe operator in a bicycle factory in Nottingham, England. The blond, sturdy twenty- one-year-old fights to accrue stubborn of collection, employers, and matrimony. He dates married women—leading Brenda, then Winnie—and engages in uncontrolled drinking bouts.
After a beating by Winnie’s soldier mate, he settles for the uncompounded Doreen, deciding that he demand not refuse all that existence offers to accrue stubborn. Brenda: Jack’s consort and Arthur’s swain. A existing dowager of two, she is pierced behind a while Jack and finds upstart and perturbation behind a while Arthur. She is keep-akeep-apart of the imperilled “Saturday Night” existence of the leading half of the innovating. Behind having an puck, and behind Arthur, discovered by Jack, has been beaten, she fades from the renewal. Doreen Greatton: a factory worker. Nineteen years old and uncompounded, she is severe to be married but seeks to check Arthur’s excesses.
She represents matrimony and settling down to Arthur in the “Sunday Morning” half of the innovating. She fails to get him departed complete pub but has won commitment from Arthur at the end. Winnie: nicknamed “Gyp,” Brenda’s sister. She is livelier and over careless than her older sister. She, too, has an transexercise behind a while Arthur. Her mate, Bill, is a soldier stationed in Germany. He profits on license behind a while a associate and, tipped off to the transexercise by Jack, beats Arthur. By dating Winnie, Arthur hastens an end to the imperilled existence that he is finding to be a purify.
Jack: Brenda’s mate and Arthur’s foreman at the factory. He is firm but doltish. Rather than resist Arthur, he betrays him to Bill, Winnie’s mate. Aunt Ada: Arthur’s widowed aunt, a vast, uncontrolled, and nurturing dowager delineation whose branch teems behind a while extrexercise at Christmas. Following his beating by Winnie’s mate, Arthur becomes behind a whiledrawn and timid. It is in her branch, lower her inseparable bias, that Arthur breaks out of his behind a whiledrawal and profits to existence, but behind a while new attitudes. In divergent Instrument Saturday Night and Sunday Morning was leading a innovating written by Alan Sillitoe in 1958.
It was one of the leading kinds of Kitchen Weary Drama’s, behind a while other noticeable ones entity Moody Existing Men and Billy Liar. It was profitable into a film in 1960, starring Albert Finney. The defendillustrate was profitable by Sillitoe himself. The contiguous match was by David Brett in 1964 as a low budget grade pretence, behind a while a then obscure Ian McKellen in the role. The contiguous right match was by Amanda Whittington References and Themes in the 21st Century Adultery Loyalty Revenge Violence Love/Friendship Deceit Rectification of your Mistakes