‘She Wins All the Races’- A tragicomedy with Biscuits
Set in the 1970’s this brand new show is about an intelligent, happy little girl Belinda, who loves life, her two brothers and stealing The Priest’s biscuits with her best friend Angela.
But her brothers are not walking properly and when she opens ‘the drawer she must never open’ her world is cataclysmically blown apart…..
‘She Wins All The Races’ is a dynamic, fun, heartening one-woman show about a little girl growing up with the certainty of loss.
It is a celebration of the courage and resilience of the human spirit, with quirky, physical storytelling and a little bit of Abba!
For ages 13+ and adults. Running time approx 1 hr 15 mins. Post show Q&A
Based on the actress’s real life story of growing up with her two brothers who were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Fantastic performance! ! Humour and emotion alike...must see production!!
A beautifully crafted, emotional rollercoaster!
Bravo! An excellent, funny, brave show!
"Clearly an accomplished actress with lashings of charisma to boot with a powerful tale to tell. A play with a heart that beats strongly and within it one of the saddest, most touching scenes I have ever seen on stage." (Hexham Courant)
Produced by Mad Alice Theatre Company in association with Queen’s Hall Arts & Action Transport Theatre.
This particular performance is generously supported by a private donor and organisation who wish to remain anonymous.
Performed by Shelley O'Brien
Lead Devisor Pete Baynes
Directed by Nina Hajiyianni
Script by David Napthine
Designed by Donald Marshall
Original Music by Patrick Dineen
This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Muscular Dystrophy UK through their Joseph Patrick Trust, PTC Therapeutics, Isos Housing, Unity Theatre Trust, Hadrian Trust, Split Infinitive Trust, Coalition Duchenne and John Owen’s Adventures. Commissioned by Queen's Hall Arts, Hexham. Supported by Leisureworks, Durham County Council Arts Development Team and The Centre For Life Newcastle Upon Tyne.