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Bring on the girls to stage a classic for Hospice Heroes

Centre Stage Theatre Company raised �1,700 for Hospice Heroes from a production of Of Mice And Men, now they are producing Steel Magnolias to support the campaign once again

Centre Stage Theatre Company raised �1,700 for Hospice Heroes from a production of Of Mice And Men, now they are producing Steel Magnolias to support the campaign once again

A Fylde theatre company is staging a second show in support of the Hospice Heroes campaign after raising £1,750 from a previous production.

Centre Stage Theatre Company will be performing Steel Magnolias in May to support The Gazette’s bid to raise £200,000 for Trinity Hospice and Brian House.

Against the elements, the group staged Of Mice And Men in Lowther Pavilion on February 12, the same night a storm hit the Fylde coast threatening to put an end to the one-night-only fund raiser.

Having raised £1,750 for the appeal, which will help fund a massive redevelopment of the palliative care unit on Low Moor Road, Bispham, the group is keen to raise more with another show.

Producer Lyn Clarkson said: “We were really pleased with how many people braved the elements and came to support us, we can’t thank them enough for their support and helping us to raise money for such a fantastic and worthwhile cause.”

Now it is the turn of the girls to wow with a performance of Steel Magnolias, after the theatre company’s male members took the leading roles in the John Steinbeck classic.

Robert Harling’s play is set in a beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisianna, where ladies who are ‘anybody’ come to have their hair done.

Ms Clarkson added: “It is a brilliantly witty and funny play tinged with sadness.

“We are once again supporting The Gazette’s brilliant appeal with a portion of the profit from each performance being donated.

“It is so important the work that Trinity Hospice and Brian House do in bringing support and comfort to those who need it at a crucial time in their lives.

“If we can help towards that goal then we are more than proud to do so.”

Steel Magnolias will be on at Lowther Pavilion from May 1 to 3.

Tickets are £8 and can be secured by calling (01253) 794221 or visiting www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk

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