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Swags and Tails archiveSwags 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.

Swags and Tails

Swags and Tails (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0615762606. Details of all Swags and Tails archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1300596277

Archive Listings

22 Mar 12
24 Mar 12
Live Theatre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
16 Mar 12Darlington Arts Centre
County Durham
14 Mar 12Playhouse

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