theatre 's' and Jally Productions present
by Nell Dunn
by special arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd
A dilapidated Turkish Bath in London.
Steaming is a celebration of women, by women, for all of us.
In it's time this play was considered controversial because of the nudity and language. But, it's more than that - it's about friendship, finding your place in the world and fighting for what you believe in. Set in an old Turkish Bath somewhere in the East End of London where six women of all conditions come to bare their bodies, souls and fantasies, Steaming is a warm-hearted, often humorous portrayal of women coming to know the nature of each other's lives.
They are an disparate group. There's Violet (played by Liza Park) who runs the bathhouse always ready with a towel and a listening ear. Mrs Meadow (Reyna Sharwood) and her daughter Dawn (Kym McGregor) are regular visitors for their weekly bath. They have no electricity and look forward to their only outing. Jane (Rayne Landelle) and her friend Nancy (Tricia Jones) went to school together and are now both separated with kids at school. Josie (Alli Pope) is a colourful character who swears like a trooper and enjoys nothing better than relaying the details of her love life and fantasies to the bemusement and disgust of the other women.
When they realise their sanctuary, their little bit of luxury, is about to be demolished by penny-pinching, self-aggrandising bureaucrats, they must unite to 'SAVE THE BATHS'!
The play explores compassion, self-worth, dignity, and, above all, friendship, with humour, insight and an outrageous sense of being alive.
theatre 's' and Jally Productions is offering an Early Bird Special - book by December 19 and all tickets will be at concession prices! It doesn't matter whether you normally qualify for a concession price or not. So get organised, get your tickets early, buy them as Christmas presents for family or friends...and treat yourself as well! Tickets go on sale on Monday 1st December.
Steaming will be performed at the Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd, Noosaville (between the AFL grounds and South Pacific Resort) on January 7th (Preview), 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th and 17th at 8pm and Sunday 11th at 5pm. Tickets are available from Lazuli Blue Café, Sunshine Beach Rd, Noosa Junction, 5448 0055, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Credit cards are welcome, fees apply.
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