22nd - 25th April 2020



£11 each (plus £1 booking fee)

Play Version Written by Willy Russell



A HAOS Productions Play - CANCELLED

"You're talking as though you've given up on life. Sounds as though life for you is ending, instead of just beginning"

Our Day Out is an account of a school trip for students from a remedial class: hilarious, chaotic and lively, but tinged with the suggestion that the disadvantaged children have little else to look forward to.

Mrs Kay's 'Progress Class' are unleashed for a day's coach trip to Conway Castle in Wales, stopping off at the caf', the zoo, the beach and the funfair, the children taking advantage of the numerous opportunities to bicker, fool around, steal and get lost. Russell presents an exuberant celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up and being footloose, fourteen and free from school. But this is more than a romp, Our Day Out points up the depressing present and empty future for these comprehensive-school children from the backstreets of Liverpool, for whom a day out is as much as they can expect.

This tender comedy was originally written for television and 

transmitted as a BBC 'Play for Today' in 1976. It was later adapted for the stage and first performed in 1983 at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.


* Sadly this event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Before the cancellation many of the parts were cast and therefore we include here the last cast list issued for your interest:

Carol - Adele Hill

Lollipop Lesley - Georgina Duncan

Mrs Kay - Louise B Whyte

Mr Briggs - Rick Whyte 

Susan (teacher) - Uncast

Colin (teacher) - Chris Walker

Headteacher - Carole Greenwood

Reilly - Sam Milnes

Digga - Uncast

Linda - Kathryn Sullivan

Karen - Vicky Butterfield 

Andrews - Uncast

Ronson - Josh Dyson 

Ron the Driver - Uncast

John - Carole Greenwood 

Mac - Georgina Duncan 


Director - Kayleigh Smith

Technical Support - Ben Smith

Written by Willy Russell

* As this event was planned to be staged at our very own Wellington Rooms originally we took the decision to leave this as "postponed" rather than cancelled, with the hope that at some point in the future it would become possible for us to recommence rehearsals, and look at using our facility for productions in a safe manner. Sadly nearing the end of June 2020, the difficult decision to cancel was made.

We have left here, the last message given to prospective cast members:

As this event has been postponed the link below to register interest in taking part has been disabled, however if and when this event is relaunched we will be looking at allocating a cast again. If the previously cast performers are available they will be offered their current part again, however there maybe, due to availability reasons, some roles that will remain un-cast.

If you are interested; take a look at our 'Cast and Creative' tab, and please monitor our social media channels and/or the news feed here on our website for details about relaunching this event.

* Sadly this event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

Tickets would have been purchased at Ticketsource, however the Ticket button has now been disabled until further notice.

Original performances were to be:

Wednesday 22nd April  -  7.30pm

Thursday 23rd April  -  7.30pm

Friday 24th April  -  7.30pm

Saturday 25th April  -  5pm

Saturday 25th April  -  8pm

This event was to be an unallocated seating event.


For our members interest we had included below a short trailer for the original 1977 BBC TV version of this play just to whet their appetite, all is not lost, this project still may resurface sme time again.

For the time being this project is therefore being put on the back burner, so to speak, and we hope that perhaps at some time in the not too distant future we will be able to put it back on the boil.

On behalf of Kayleigh Smith, the project proposer and Director, and all the team at HAOS, we thank everyone who showed interest and support towards the project, in particular those prospective cast members that had already committed some of their valuable time.

Willy Russell's Play for Today: Our Day Out (1977) DVD Trailer