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Preview: She Wins All the Races at Hexham Queens Hall

Mad Alice Theatre Company in association with Queen’s Hall Arts & Action Transport Theatre

She Wins All the Races
-       A tragicomedy with Biscuits

Hexham Queen’s Hall 
Thursday 5th& Friday 6th May 2016

Photo: Phyllis Christopher
Set in the 1970’s this brand new show is about an intelligent, happy little girl Belinda, who loves life, her two brothers and stealing The Priest’s biscuits with her best friend Angela. But her brothers are not walking properly and when she opens ‘the drawer she must never open’ her world is cataclysmically blown apart…..

‘She Wins All TheRaces’ is a dynamic, fun, heartening one-woman show about a little girl growing up with the certainty of loss. It is a celebration of the courage and resilience of the human spirit, with quirky, physical storytelling and a little bit of Abba!

It’s not to be missed!

“Deeply moving, edgy, honest”
“The play touched my humanity, emotions & spirituality. By witnessing the character facing adversity and finding ways to cope was a real gift. It made us understand ourselves better."
“The science was brilliantly explained in an imaginative and original way and made accessible to everyone!"
"A mesmerising performance!"
"The play cleverly presents moral questions and allows the audience to explore answers through a child's viewpoint."

Based on the actress’s real life story of growing up with her two brothers who were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Performed by Shelley O'Brien
Lead Devisor Pete Baynes
Script by David Napthine
Directed by Nina Hajiyianni
Designed by Donald Marshall
Original Music by Patrick Dineen

Mentors: Paul Harman, Geof Keys
Science Advisors: Dr Steven Lavall & Dr Mojgan Reza, Centre For Life, Newcastle

Digital projection and an original soundscape help to create a dynamic and compelling piece of visual theatre!

Available from the box office on 01434 652477  or online at:

Other dates & venues will be uploaded very soon!

For ages 13+ and adults
Running time approx 1 hr 15 mins
Post show discussion with Q&A
Free workshops available for group bookings (please email sshelley@talktalk.netfor further information)

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