Life’s on the line with dirty washing

Dirty Laundry: Cast of two
Dirty Laundry: Cast of two
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EVERYONE loves a happy ending so it is nice to know that Dirty Laundry should leave audiences with a warm glow.

For two nights Bakewell’s Act On It Productions will present playwright and actor Sharon Holland’s story tackling the subject of breast cancer.

The performance presents the story of recovered patient Jean. As she regains her health she recognises it is time to make every day matter. She finds support harder to come by but discovers inspiration and true friendship.

“Not everyone finds her newly acquired confidence infectious,” says the company ahead of landing at Sheffield’s Memorial Hall on September 12 and 13.

“Jean’s neighbours Peggy and Faith are compulsive, obsessive housewives whose lives appear to be as sparkling as the houses they live in. They both exist in a cosy, safe environment. But is anyone’s life really so stain free? It will all come out in the wash.”

The two-woman cast of Sharon Holland and Brenda Chapel handle all characters in the production, “their transformation being very much part of the performance”.

Dirty Laundry has been hailed as an endearing piece which not only raises awareness but much needed funds for several charities. Proceeds from the Memorial Hall performances will go to the Helen’s Trust, a charity that supports people with incurable diseases who have chosen to stay at home.

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