14 Jun

MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD BY CHARLOTTE KEATLEY

This play is about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters and explores themes of independence, growing up and secrets through the lives and relationships of four generations of women: Doris, Margaret, Jackie and Rosie. Their loves, expectations, and choices are set against the huge social changes of the twentieth century. When Jackie falls pregnant with Rosie, without a husband, she is unable to cope and hands over the baby to her mother, Margaret. The play looks at the consequences of this secret and each woman’s opinion on it. The play has a minimalist set and is deliberately unrealistic, including the waste ground scenes where all characters become children.

 

14 Jun

BRASSED OFF BY MARK HERMAN (ADAPTED BY PAUL ALLEN)

WITH BLACKBURN AND DARWEN BRASS BAND

Grimley Colliery is set to close as the accountants say there’s more money in it shut than open, even after redundancy payments. It means 1200 job losses, a dying town and the loss of its brass band. But under the leadership of Danny, coughing with coal-dusted lungs, the band is somehow transformed into British champions with local lass, Gloria, whipping up the money needed to get them to the Albert Hall.

 

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