On The Piste – It’s All About Skis And Salopets

John Godber (born 18 May 1956) is an English dramatist, known mainly for his observational comedies.

In the Plays and Players Yearbook for 1993 he was reckoned to be the third most performed playwright in the UK behind William Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn.

Godber has been creative director of the Theatre Royal Wakefield since 2011.

His earlier style utilises an interest in German Expressionism, an economic and physical style inspired by this and the inspiration of Bretton Hall Head of School (Drama) John Hodgson.

His later and more naturalistic style reflects Godber’s growth as a member of the middle classes and an Ayckbournesque world of drama. He says that the “new Godber” is perhaps a writer like Tim Firth.

EVOKE will present his highly acclaimed On The Piste. Casting will commence during March 2017.

The production will open and run from Tuesday 21 to Friday 23 November 2017 with curtain up at Beau Sejour Theatre at 8.00pm.