The Dark Thriller exposes the reality of abuse.

Preston’s Certain Curtain Theatre Company is set to bring a thought-provoking play to stages across Lancashire this March. “LADY IN RED,” a production that addresses the difficult topic of domestic abuse, will be performed at various venues throughout the county.

The professional theatre company, known for their bold and fearless approach to tackling sensitive and controversial subjects, has received high praise for their work. Co-written by John Woudberg, the play tells the story of “Rose,” a woman struggling to break free from the chains of an abusive relationship.

“It’s a hard-hitting subject, but it’s also a compelling drama in its own right,” says Woudberg. “It has tension, humour and a gritty yet beautiful language. People are saying ‘LADY IN RED’ is an experience they will never forget. Theatre should tackle the darker side of life – it’s not all ‘Cats’ and teacups – it’s raw and beautiful – it’s real and its relevant.”

Combining superb dialogue, a compelling plot, and inspired performances, “Lady In Red” is a powerful and evocative production that takes the audience on a journey through one woman’s attempts to leave an abusive relationship. Through its use of colors, the play creates a unique and unforgettable experience for its viewers.

“Domestic abuse is something we all need to understand if we want to create real change. If you have three female friends – statistically one of them will experience domestic abuse,” says actor Claire Moore. “Our play helps the audience answer the ‘Why doesn’t she just leave?’ question and gives them a chance to find out what really goes on behind closed doors. I believe theatre can challenge and entertain its audiences – LADY IN RED is no different.”

The play is based on extensive research and interviews with survivors of domestic abuse. It will be performed at three venues in Lancashire, with more dates to be announced soon. The Artz Centre in Skelmersdale will host the first performance on March 7th at 7pm. Admission is free, and tickets can be booked on the Certain Curtain website. The New Continental in Preston will follow on March 13th at 7:30pm, and Thornton Little Theatre in Thornton Cleveleys will host the final performance on March 20th at 7:30pm. Again, tickets are free and can be booked on the Certain Curtain website.

Thanks to the support of a crowdfund campaign on Spacehive, the Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner, and Lancashire County Council, tickets for all performances are free of charge.

Be sure to keep an eye on Certain Curtain’s website for updates on additional performances in Burnley and Chorley. Don’t miss this powerful and thought-provoking production that sheds light on a pressing societal issue.

Derick is an experienced reporter having held multiple senior roles for large publishers across Europe. Specialist subjects include small business and financial emerging markets.

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