That Day We Sang
Tickets for That Day We Sang at The Royal Exchange Theatre
By Victoria Wood.
Reinvented and re-orchestrated for the Royal Exchange's unique space, THAT DAY WE SANG is a big-hearted and nostalgic Manchester love story for all the family, written by Victoria Wood, one of the country's most distinctive and well-loved comedic voices.
In the summer of '69, insurance clerk Tubby and secretary Enid are back on stage at the Free Trade Hall. Granada Television are recording a documentary celebrating the forty years since they first stood there as children, singing their hearts out with fellow school pupils and accompanied by the Hallé Orchestra. This is the humorous, warm and uplifting story of two people who are trying to reconnect with who they were then and who they could be now.
"THAT DAY WE SANG is a play with songs and dancing and insurance men. It's a love story played against the background of The Wimpy, The Golden Egg, Piccadilly Gardens - it's a very Mancunian story." Victoria Wood
"A big, Victoria Wood shaped heart" Daily Mail (MIF2011)
* * * * The Guardian (MIF2011)
The first production of That Day We Sang was commissioned by MIF Creative for Manchester International Festival (MIF11), with support from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation