Domestic abuse play hits home

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A ground-breaking play that lifts the lid on domestic abuse is set to take the stage in Preston as part of International Women’s Day 2014.

Produced by Preston’s Certain Curtain Theatre Company, based in Oyston Mill, Lady In Red tells the story of Rose, a woman struggling to break the chains of ‘love.’

“Yes, It’s a hard-hitting subject.” says writer John Woudberg. “But it’s also a compelling drama in its own right.

“It has tension, humour and a gritty yet beautiful language.

“This is the last chance Preston audiences will have to see this play for some time – we’re so busy touring the country we hardly get an opportunity to perform at home”

“If you have four female friends – statistically one of them will experience domestic abuse,” says actor Claire Moore.

“Our play helps the audience answer the ‘Why doesn’t she just leave?’ question and gives them a chance to find out what really goes on behind closed doors.

“I believe Theatre can challenge and entertain it’s audiences – it gives us a chance to experience other people’s lives.”

Researched by talking to survivors, Lady In Red will be performed at The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, on Thursday, March 6 at 8pm.

The play will be followed by an after-show discussion with the writers and actors. Tickets are £8.