Sat 24 March 2018, 7.30pm

Talking Stock Productions present

Godfrey's Last Summer

by Alan Stockdill

Book tickets online for Saddleworth Live at the Millgate Arts Centre with

Raising Funds for BLOODWISE, the blood cancer charity

Godfrey's Last Summer is the latest play by Alan Stockdill. Raising money for Bloodwise the blood cancer charity. 24th March 2018. Millgate Arts Centre.

Godfrey Shackleton, international cricket umpire and famous Lottery winner, is coming to the end of his innings. Before he leaves the Middle for the very last time he needs to put his affairs in order. 


This gentle comedy drama is about life, death, dreams, family, fun and friendship.


Join Godfrey’s journey through the tears and smiles as he spends his last summer.


Talking Stock Productions' wittycharming and moving plays enjoy sell-out performances around the country. This play is the third to feature the loveable Yorkshireman, Godfrey Shackleton after 'Godfrey's Last Stand' and 'Godfrey's Last Love'. It is not necessary to have seen the other two plays to enjoy this 'stand alone' story. Alan Stockdill is a highly regarded award-winning Yorkshire playwright. 'Le Grand Return' by Alan Stockdill was declared winner of the Best New Writing Award at the 2015 Greater Manchester Festival Fringe.


"Stockdill writes true northern characters to recognise and care about, each with their own developed traits and quirks that resonate with our childhoods and memories"

Halifax Courier


"As usual with this company, there are serious, thought-provoking undertones, but also plenty of laugh-out-loud moments to savour as the ingeniously engrossing plot twists and turns its way along".

Kevin Bourke (Manchester Theatre Awards)


It’s a real treat to see an Alan Stockdill play. He is a master at drawing out the idiosyncrasies of character and taking his audiences on the most incredible journeys. 

Jayne Marshall

This world premiere tour of Godfrey's Last Summer will raise money for


The blood cancer charity.

(Reg Charity No.  216032 )


Talking Stock raise money for charities by creating and performing wonderful theatre. Over the past five years they have raised over £24,300 for different local causes.

Beneficiaries include Alzheimer's Society, Childline, NSPCC, Overgate Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Manorlands Hospice, Royal British Legion, Settle Victoria Hall, Age UK, Poppy Appeal, Ravenscliffe High School, Dementia UK, St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, Actors’ Workshop, Halifax, Halifax Amateur Operatic Society (HAOS), Halifax Playhouse LIFT Appeal, Sporting Memories Network, Dogs for Good, Memory Lane Café, Sowerby Bridge and Wolds Valley Churches.

Tickets £10

Bookings can be made in person, by phone or onlineThe box office (at Delph Library) is open Tuesdays 2pm–5pm; Wednesdays  2pm–7pm; Thursdays 1pm-6pm and Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm. The box office at Delph Library telephone number is 01457 874644. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking, and we accept payment using all major credit and debit cards. You can select your seats at the time of booking. Tickets are non-re-fundable.

Millgate Arts Centre is a registered charity, no. 1119394