Theatre supports Broken Leg

Broken Leg's My Second Life was at Greenwich Theatre in 2012

Broken Leg's My Second Life was at Greenwich Theatre in 2012

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IT has a national reputation for supporting emerging theatre groups, and Greenwich Theatre is at it again to help create a play based on the lives of three generations of real women.

The theatre is acting as a mentor to the award-winning Broken Leg Theatre Company, which has been talking to people to find out what makes them tick in order to put together a play which will be performed first as a reading in Greenwich in September.

Co-director and co-writer Anna Jefferson said: “We’re exploring the challenges facing women today as compared to their mothers and grandmothers

“We’ve already met a wide range of women at forums, the oldest 102. So far it’s very interesting that experiences are quite similar but in a different guise.

“Some are very humorous and some very moving, even traumatic.

“Different themes are developing and research will go on well into 2014.”

She added: “For us it’s a fantastic opportunity to work with such a brilliant theatre as Greenwich.

It’s a very special place in the way it supports emerging companies. They helped us get Arts Council funding and we’ve already had one mentoring session with director James Haddrell that went very well.”

You can contribute to the piece at threegenerationsofwomen.co.uk or by calling 07977 478765.

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