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Swags and Tails is set on the day Margaret Thatcher dies, against a backdrop of austerity and cuts. Meet Gloria, her past eroded from years living in a dementia unit, Mary, the care-worker getting it from all angles and housebound Lillian, locked in her spare room. Faced with the closure of their day centre, will Ellen and Marlene unite and make a stand? There's more to life than a custard cream and a chocolate bourbon. Since April 155 women have worked with Open Clasp to inform Swags and Tails. The women involved either live or work in care homes, use day centres or are housebound. Swags and Tails is about the quality, or lack of quality, of care of older people and carers in our society.Performers Barbara Heslop (Ellen/Gloria), Zoe Lambert (May/Sharon), Catrina McHugh (Mary), Helen Russell (Lillian/Marlene), Rachel Teate (Julie/Justine/Nat).
Author Catrina McHugh. Company Open Clasp Theatre Company. Director Charlotte Bennett. Design Anna Gooch.
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