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Comedy Cheshire Cats

St Joseph's Players are proud to present a comedy CHESHIRE CATS, by Gail Young, produced by Pauline Nevell.

St Joseph's Players are proud to present a comedy CHESHIRE CATS, by Gail Young, produced by Pauline Nevell. comm. on Tuesday 13th September to Saturday 17th September, curtain up 7-30pm, at St Joseph's Hall, Chapel St. Leigh WN7 2PR. Tickets are £8 adults & 16yrs and under £4. Pay on the door on the night. Advance tickets available in August from Ratcliffes Cycles, Bradshawgate, Leigh.

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Below is the background to this brilliant play:

Gail Young, the author, walked The MoonWalk in 2003 with her friends and was so inspired by her experience, the camaraderie of the walkers, the ups and downs of the training walks and the marathon itself, the laughs and tears along the way that she jotted it all down on paper. She directed and acted alongside the Guilden Sutton Players in the very first performances of the play in Guilden Sutton Village Hall near Chester in November 2005. The play was then taken to the Edinburgh Fringe in the summer of 2006, raising more funds for Walk the Walk. This fantastic play now found a publisher and is waiting to be performed by many more enthusiasts for appreciative audiences worldwide. Yes, worldwide. It has found its way to New Zealand and has even been translated into Flemish for a performance in Belgium.

“The play follows a team of women training for and participating in The MoonWalk London, and is a comic drama intended to pay tribute to charity walkers, race organisers and marshals everywhere. My mum, sister in law, and a best friend had suffered from breast cancer. Sadly all three are no longer with us now - and they were my original reason for walking the walk.

I was asked to join a gang of Cheshire ladies to walk in The MoonWalk in May 2003 as one of their members had dropped out. The name of the team was the ‘Cheshire Cats’ – and the play is partly based on real events that weekend. On the train home from London I did say ‘Someone should write a play about this weekend…’ – and reader, I wrote it!”

(Gail Young, Author) If you wished to know more about walk the walk uniting against breast cancer, please contact

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