The play, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down, sounds like a hilarious comedy but it's actually quite the opposite, focussing on the oppression of women, as lived through the interwoven lives of Lynette, Jodie and Ruby and their relationship with the bullying and abusive Royce.
Set against the backdrop of women's liberation movement of the sixties and based in a south Yorkshire town, the trio tell their stories of birth, death, marriage and motherhood as the play aims to "give a voice to women who feel forced into silence by fear" while exploring a subject which rarely gets aired.
With an all female cast and director, Can't Stand Up For Falling Down is produced and presented by two in-house Studio Salford companies, Unholy Mess Theatre and House of Orphans. It's written by Richard Cameron, directed by Lucy Allan and stars Edwina Lea (Jodie), Lucia Cox (Ruby) and Esther Dix (Lynette).
House of Orphans presents an Unholy Mess production of
Can't Stand Up for Falling Down
Studio Salford, The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford
Wednesday 16th May – Saturday 19th May
Tickets £7/£5.00 may be available on the door or pre-book..
Pre book: 08444 77 1000
Further details on Unholy Mess Theatre http://unholymess.co.uk/Unholy_Mess/Home.html