Casualty's Catherine Shipton to star in Soldier's Wives at the Rose Theatre next Monday
By Kingston People | Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 16:32
Soldiers’ Wives, a play by Sarah Daniels and starring Casualty’s Catherine Shipton, will be playing at the Rose Theatre Kingston Monday 28 October for one night only.
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.
Catherine Shipton is best known for playing Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin in the long-running BBC drama Casualty, a role she played for almost 20 years. Sarah Daniels is a British playwright and dramatist whose career has spanned over 30 years. Her many stage plays include Dust, Taking Breath and Neaptide at the National Theatre and The Madness of Esme and Shaz at the Royal Court Theatre.
Soldiers' Wives, originally broadcast on Women's Hour on BBC Radio 4, will be directed by Anthony Biggs, Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre.
Part of the production fee will be donated to HELP FOR HEROES, a charity founded in 2007 to support wounded veterans and servicemen.