Lancaster First Fridays

3rd October 2016

October's First Fridays will feature an act recently performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 'Bricking It' is about 73-year-old builder Pat Griffin who swaps roles with his 29-year-old comedian daughter Jo to create a comedy infused, interactive theatre show about loss, family relationships, class and the generation divide.

Expect big laughs, lots of heart, builder's tea and dad gags for this father and daughter caper fusing theatre with comedy and improv. Dad Pat thinks Joanna's never done an honest day's work in her life. Daughter Joanna thinks you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Sparked by the death of Joanna's mum and Pat's wife, Josie Griffin, Bricking It has grown into a bigger, more urgent quest to ensure no question goes unasked to the ones we love the most. Together, Joanna and Pat want to understand each other's worlds better.

Joanna and Pat will be performing at 7:30pm on Friday 7th October at The Auditorium at The Storey as part of First Friday's. Tickets cost £10/£8 and are available from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre and online at After the show there will be music performed by Boom Bike Bourrée in the newly opened Print Room Café and Bar from 8:30pm - 10:30pm and is free to attend.


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