Set in a rural Welsh village in the late 1950s comes a romantic comedy
with great historical detail and larger than life characters that will make you
laugh out loud!
John Prosser has potential. Everyone
knows this - except John, whose indolence and lack of self-confidence hamper
his progress. He constantly requires a ‘kick up the backside’, sometimes from
his hardworking parents, and sometimes from Miss ‘Smarty Pants’, Heulwen
Hughes, a cerebral beauty he is captivated by whenever circumstances push them
together. Despite this, John shows little sign of wanting to move on. There’s
security to be had in the close-knit Welsh village of Brynteilo, its occupants
numbering various branches of his extended family, and the host of eccentric
and badly-behaved characters provide more than enough amusement. Further still,
John feels a need to help his ageing parents - and a need for the
coffin-maker’s daughter and village temptress, Rianna Lewis...
Finally John makes the break and finds
success, professionally and romantically, both in his home country and abroad.
But life is determined to throw him a few curveballs along the way!
A romantic comedy with a difference, Cockles and Muscles attempts to recreate the living conditions of the late 1950s, and aims
to represent the Welsh people’s hard but interesting lives from that period
before those voices are lost.