Generations Apart

By Peter Gordon

The second play of the season which comes from Peter Gordon the author of Murdered to Death, Secondary Cause of Death and Generations Apart is set on a cliff top in the Isle of Wight, both in 1969 and the present day. Having met Anne in 1969 during the week of the Summer of Love music festival, Paul decides to shed his conservative life on the island, rejecting his parents and fiancee to run off with Anne to her commune on the mainland. A heart attack by his father Albert forces him to reconsider, and despite promises of joining Anne later, it’s apparent he will stay. In the present day, a chance encounter with Anne who is visiting the island with her own daughter, leads Paul back into his past and the flames of romance slowly rekindle but not without seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their path, not least of which is the growing attachment between Paul’s son Al and Anne’s daughter Julie. The parallels between Paul’s past relationship with his father and his current relationship with his own son become apparent, as each generation grapples with similar problems and difficulties to the one before in this poignant and humorous look at how the events of one week in 1969 affect three generations of the same family.



Name Role
Carolanne Connolly Director
Martyn Frost Paul
Ben Maguire Al
Rheanna Thomas Julie
Kathryn Bland Anne
Paul McGowan Albert
Joanne Shepherd Olive
Ben Maguire Young Paul
Rheanna Thomas Young Anne

Past Production

This show ran from 24th November 2018 - 1st December 2018.


Rossendale Players
69 Burnley Road East
Waterfoot, Lancashire

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