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teh debt collectors

A TALENTED twosome take on John Godber’s latest play, his first since setting up his own theatre company in association with Theatre Royal Wakefield.

The Debt Collectors will be staged at Wakefield in October as part of its national tour this autumn.

Rob Hudson and William Ilkley have been cast in the play, which follows two out of work actors who strike it rich in the world of debt recovery.

Frustrated with the acting business Spud (Hudson) and Loz (Ilkley) take up jobs with a debt collection agency, only to discover they have a natural flair for extracting cash.

The Debt Collectors is the first play written by Godber since forming The John Godber Company, and has been produced by the company and Theatre Royal Wakefield as part of a new partnership which will see two major tours of Godber’s work each year.

Rob Hudson’s previous credits include Mike Basset England Manager, Bad Girls, Doctors, Dalziel and Pascoe, Coronation Street, The Vice, Heartbeat, Emmerdale, Peak Practice, Red Riding trilogy, and he also played PC Yorkie Smith in The Bill from 1984 to 89.

William Ilkley was a leading actor with John Godber’s Hull Truck Theatre Company from 1988 to 2001, appearing in plays including Up ‘n Under, Bouncers, September in the Rain and Happy Jack.

His other credits include Day of the Triffids, The Boat that Rocked, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Doctor Who, Harry’s Game, Last of the Summer Wine and Judge John Deed.

The Debt Collectors is at Theatre Royal Wakefield from October 18 to 22. For tickets and more information go to thedebtcollectors or call the box office on 01924 211311.