What Time Does Midnight Cabaret Start is a “coming of age” love story, set during the later years of the “Hi De Hi “era at Butlins Holiday Camp at Ayr in 1982.
18 year old Terry McFadden is stuck on the dole with nowhere to go. Plagued by crippling shyness, he doesn’t have the confidence to do anything, unless it was performing on stage or on the ballroom dance floor. But that wasn’t going to get him a job.
Then his talents set him on the road towards a life changing summer working as a Butlins Redcoat, where under the guidance of ego maniac Entertainments Manager, Ron De Vere, he discovers the person he wanted to be. He also finds true love, with the lovely Angie.