Domestic abuse play hits home

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.

Sunday, 9th February 2014, 12:00 pm
Theatre review
Theatre review

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.

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“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.