LIVING THE DRAMA
CARE HOME TOUR 2018
We had our first read through for Go for it, Girl! by Pauline Massey in July and start rehearsals early September.
Go for it, Girl! is about Peggy’s husband who has recently departed this life in an unusual way and left her a mysterious message beforehand. With the help of her son, Jeremy, and her best friend, Marjorie, Peggy learns what this message means and is determined to follow it through. The reappearance of an old flame, dance teacher and one-time traveller, David, sets the ball rolling. As Peggy attempts to carry out her late husband’s instructions, unexpected rivalries and tensions emerge. And when Jeremy’s life takes off in a new direction, Peggy must confront her past. Will it all end happily?
The cast are Helen Mosby, Stephanie Connell, Matthew Staite and David Shackleton.
Fran Godsal will be directing.
Carolyn, Jo and Stephanie are back again in the role of producers.
We will be touring the following care and retirement homes:
19 Sept : Fairfield Homes, Oxford
19 Sept : Lady Nuffield, Summertown
20 Sept : Green Gates Care Home, Summertown
20 Sept : Diamond Court, Oxford
21 Sept : Albany Care Home, Headington
21 Sept : Cumnor Hill House, Cumnor Hill
26 Sept : ISIS Care Home, Iffley, Oxford
26 Sept : The Headington Care Home, Headington
27 Sept : St Luke's Nursing Home, Headington
27 Sept : London Court, Headington
Pauline Massey first began writing in earnest as respite whilst caring for a loved-one with dementia. She has had short stories published, including three in an anthology sold to raise funds for the JR hospital. Becoming a member of Third Act enabled her to try her hand at play-writing for the first time. She also enjoys dancing and travelling, an activity she regards as similar to the ‘adventure’ of writing.
Helen Mosby plays Peggy
Stephanie Connell plays Marjorie
Matthew Staite playes Jeremy
David Shackleton plays David