Penny's From Huddersfield
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Sally is in her thirties: she's single, unemployed, overweight and annoyed at the world.
Her best friend Emmeline married a barrister and seems to have it all whilst her mum Sandra still treats her like a teenager.
After Sally's grandad dies, she realises just how bad her Nanna Penny's dementia has become.
Spurred on by an argument about care homes, Sally defies her mother and decides to move in with Penny to look after her.
As Sally gradually makes sense of her new life as a carer, Penny's confusion deepens and those around them are forced to re-evaluate their own lives.
In this tender, poignant piece laced with delicate humour we unearth the roots of humanity.
Just like the Brighton Rock quote "bite down as far as you like and it still says Brighton", even once the essence of Penny begins to fade, she always remains Penny from Huddersfield.
Wendy is a British writer and composer based in the North West.
She has written three full length pieces of musical theatre with her first play Clara at Noon receiving its premier at the Windsor Drama Award Final in October 2017.
Wendy was recently runner up for the 2017 PROJECT Trio Composition Competition and 2018 Bass Lucca Concerto competition.
She also works as a freelance pianist and Musical Director.
Friday 28 September 2018
Starts: 2-30 pm
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