It wasn’t the cough that carried her off, it was the coffin that carried her off ‘in.
BLEEDING WITH MOTHER written by Sarah Cassidy
My debut stageplay Bleeding with Mother will be laid to rest in May 2016.
Staged in my hometown of Manchester, Bleeding with Mother is an opus kitchen sink drama meets farce as in true Catholic tradition, Sally-Ann Nolan’s coffin is laid out in her home the night before her funeral. There follows a séance, IVF troubles, a hidden fortune, interfering neighbours and some missing Russian dolls.
This black comedy stars Louise Wilson (Doe and Hollyoaks) Pete Gibson (East of Heysham, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and Prey) and Dave Jordan (Various fringe productions and The Actor’s Lab showcase, The Lowry). Audiences will also be introduced to Sheffield Crucible actor, Jennifer Derbyshire.
Tickets are on sale from 5064 Productions and priced at £6 or £5, cheaper than a pint of lager and a packet of crisps (well in town centre ale houses any road).
We’ll be playing at three locations across Manchester, but we’d really love it if folk would come to either the Joshua Brooks or Nexus Art Cafe nights as they’ll be a reet good laugh.
Tour details are:
Saturday 21st May – 2pm at Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
Sunday 22nd May – 2pm at Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW
Friday 27th May – 7.30pm at Joshua Brooks, 106 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6NG
Saturday 28th May – 7.30pm at Nexus Arts Cafe, 2 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JW
So come and bid ‘Big Sal’ a fond farewell as we join Randall, Carol, Sicknote Sheila and Doug as they bid her a final farewell, and remember that GREAT HUMOUR HAS THE SNIFF OF DEATH ABOUT IT……