This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD An adaptation of Stan Barstow’s novel, “Ask Me Tomorrow”, this play was written by Stan in collaboration with Alfred Bradley. Stan Barstow was born in Horbury, educated at Ossett Grammar School and worked as a draughtsman and salesman at Charles Roberts Ltd, Horbury Junction. His best know work is ‘A Kind Of Loving’ which was turned into a hugely successful film staring Alan Bates and, subsequently into a long running television series. His novel ‘Joby’ is still used in schools today.
The plot of ‘Ask Me Tomorrow’ centres around Wilf Cotton, an aspiring writer from a mining village in South Yorkshire. To develop his talents and free himself from the affectionate tentacles of family life, Wilf goes to live in a nearby city. At Mrs. Swallow's he meets Marguerite Fisher, a girl with a more complex and unhappy background than his own, making a brave new beginning in the city where she lived as a child. In the story of who they are and what they become, Stan Barstow has drawn a picture of a search for identity that is all too recognisable even today.