‘Sharing The Story’ brings post war play into the community
Thursday 12th July 2018 13:35 Ashton Community Glossop Hyde Mossley & Saddleworth News Oldham Tameside Posted by Nigel Skinner

‘Sharing The Story; Make Do And Mend’ is a new piece of professional community theatre penned by Hayfield-based author Jayne Marshall.

The play was inspired by her mother, who has found it increasingly difficult to get out and about over the last few years, and Jayne’s desire to bring professional theatre into the community to cater for those who may not be able to go out to the theatre themselves.

The story follows the lives of three women in 1951 all living locally – and how tough life was in the post war years.

Her script is gleaned from real life memories and experiences from residents at Ashton House in Hyde.

The latest production was staged today at Ashton’s Age UK in Tameside – making the play accessible to older people in the community – where it was well received, bringing back memories for many.

The Tameside Reporter’s Nigel Skinner caught up with Jayne after today’s performance, along with Colin and Kathryn Ward who run professional theatre group 2 Boards & A Passion and who have staged the production.

You can tune into tonight’s Reporter Show on Tameside Radio 103.6FM at 7pm to hear all about the play and how it was brought from idea to stage.

Jayne is also appealing for funding to keep the community project going and is asking anyone who can help to get in touch through 2 Boards & A passion.

If you can help, email [email protected] or call 0161 885 2075.

PICTURED: Cast members Julie Root, Rebecca Fenwick, Danielle Jameson and Gareth Bennett-Ryan take to the Age UK Tameside ‘stage’ at the Ashton-based centre today.

ABOVE: Jayne, centre, joins Colin and Kathryn and the cast at this afternoon’s performance at Age UK Tameside.