As September in the Rain heads for Darlington we caught up with Claire Sweeney , one of the two stars of the John Godber play.

Claire can you tell us about the play: It a wonderful John Godber play telling the story of Jack (John Thomson) and Liz starting with them being elderly then going back through their lives on their annual holiday to Blackpool. The audience reaction has been wonderful.

How long are you on tour for and what is next for you: This tour runs until December, then its straight in to Santa Clause the Musical in Worthing.

That plans do you have for 2014 I have written my own play called Sex in Suburbia, which will tour next year. It is set around a radio phone in and has plenty of music.

What are the highlights of your career: Actually this is one of them, working with John Gobder, which is exciting. But of course playing opposite Patrick Swayze in the West End in Guys and Dolls and working with Andrew Lloyd Webber on Tell Me On A Sunday are top of the list as well.

September in the Rain plays the Darlington Civic from September 24th until 28th