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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Preview: She Wins All the Races




SHE WINS ALL THE RACES - 
a tragicomedy with biscuits

Mad Alice Theatre Company in association with Queen’s Hall Arts & Action Transport Theatre Present
‘She Wins All the Races’- A tragicomedy with Biscuits
On tour

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!



Cast & Creatives
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

Audience comments:
Fantastic performance! ! Humour and emotion alike...must see production!!
I can honestly say it was one of the best plays I have seen!
A beautifully crafted, emotional rollercoaster. I cried so much I forgot to eat me Tunnocks tea cake
From the heart Shell, as was every word you spoke and every action you took last night. Inspirational! 
Bravo! That was such an excellent, funny, brave show.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, extremely moving but so thoughtfully and cleverly done.  
Hexham Courant: "Clearly an accomplished actress with lashings of charisma to boot with a powerful tale to tell. A play with a heart that beats strongly and within it one of the saddest, most touching scenes I have ever seen on stage."

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!

Tour & Tickets:


For ages 13+ and adults
Running time approx 1 hr 15 mins
Post show discussion with Q&A 
Based on the actress’s real life story of growing up with her two brothers who were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


GALA THEATRE DURHAM 
Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA
October 5th and 6th,  both nights 7.30pm 
Tickets £10 / £8 conc.
Box Office 03000 266600

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE, NETHERBOW THEATRE, EDINBURGH 
43-45 High Street, EH1 1SR
October 13th 7.30pm 
Tickets £10 / £8 conc.
0131 556 9579

PHOENIX STUDIO THEATRE BLYTH NORTHUMBERLAND
37a Beaconsfield Street, NE24 2DS 
October 30th  7.30pm
Tickets £8
Box Office 01670 367 228 (mon-fri 10am-12.30pm sat 10am-1pm)

HARTLEPOOL TOWN HALL THEATRE
November 3rd 7pm 
Tickets £9 / £8 conc.
Box Office 01429 890000




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