Good To Firm

Do you ever forget your first love?

A fast-moving comedy about headaches, heartaches and horse-racing. Hopeless gambler Bob Fletcher finds his life turned upside down when his first love returns to town during Grand National weekend.

He can’t help comparing the wealthy, beautiful Philippa with Shirley, his long-suffering wife of nearly thirty years.

As long-held secrets are revealed can Bob resist the lure of the first woman he ever loved?

Good To Firm was first performed at the Customs House, South Shields in June 2002. Due to public demand it returned again in September 2003 and reappeared for the third time in September 2010 as part of the theatre’s 15th anniversary celebrations.


“A laugh-a-minute, jam-packed extravaganza that’s an odds-on box office winner” Evening Chronicle

“I didn’t laugh so much during all six episodes of Auf Wiedersehn Pet… a rumbustious comedy packed with ribald gags” The Journal

“You’re backing a winner… if this play was a race horse you’d bet your house on it” Sunderland Echo

“A gem – funny, clever and perfectly played… the dialogue is peppered with some great one-liners… a real joy to watch” Shields Gazette

“The audience loved it, roaring with laughter from the off.” The British Theatre Guide

“Breathlessly funny… hilarious” The Crack

“A treat… will have you laughing your socks off.” The Shields Gazette