Review: The Empty Nesters’ Club


As a student going to see a play about the empty feeling parents feel when their children leave home, I didn’t think I would relate in the slightest. I was pleasantly surprised.

Following mum, Vicky as she battles with her only daughter growing-up and leaving home, husband, Phil trails helplessly along trying to understand the new changes in his life. It’s an emotional ride as the couple learn to deal with being alone for the first time in 18-years.

This latest work from playwright, John Godber is a very serious story, told in a clever and heart-breaking manner. It is the tale of a family ripped apart. But as in life it’s not all one shade, and the lighter sides keep it entertaining and upbeat.

The Empty Nesters’ Club is at The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme from Tuesday 28 March to Saturday 1 April. Tickets are available online at or by telephoning Box Office on 01782 717962.

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