Soldiers’ Wives, a play by Sarah Daniels and starring Casualty’s Catherine Shipton will tour the UK this Autumn and will be coming to The Georgian Theatre Royal on Friday 11th October.
Based on real interviews conducted with wives of serving military men, Soldier’s Wives is the story of five women living on an army base, dealing with the constant tension of waiting for their partners to return to them unharmed from active duty in Afghanistan. Funny, heartfelt and compelling, Solders’ Wives weaves together five real accounts of the daily unease, hope and despair experienced by the wives of servicemen on active duty.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as “a quietly assured tour de force”, Catherine Shipton plays all five women. Catherine is best known for creating the iconic and hugely popular role of Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin in the BBC's award-winning drama Casualty; a role she played for almost 20 years. Other television credits include Taggart, The Bill, One Foot in the Grave and Doctors.
Sarah Daniels is a British playwright and dramatist whose career has spanned over 30 years. Her many stage plays include Broken Wings at Theatre Royal Bath, Flying Under Bridges and Morning Glory at Watford Palace Theatre, Dust, Taking Breath and Neaptide at the National Theatre and The Madness of Esme and Shaz, Beside Herself, Byrthrite, Masterpieces, The Devil’s Gateway and Ripen our Darkness at the Royal Court Theatre.
Soldiers’ Wives is directed by Anthony Biggs, Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre. Recent credits include highly-acclaimed productions of Charles Morgan’s The River Line (Four Stars from TimeOut London, The Times, Daily Telegraph and the Independent) and Ibsen’s Little Eyolf starring Imogen Stubbs and Doreen Mantle (Five Stars from the Sunday Telegraph).
Soldiers Wives was originally broadcast on Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4, before playing at Jermyn Street Theatre and the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where Catherine Shipton received a nomination for Best Solo Performance at The Stage Awards 2012.
Part of the production fee will be donated to Help for Heroes, a charity founded in 2007 to support wounded veterans and servicemen.
Soldiers Wives will be at the Georgian Theatre Royal on Friday 11th October at 7:30pm. For tickets and more information please contact the Box Office on 01748 825252 or visit our new website www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk