#FRINGEIN30: Half the Sky - VIDEO

Half the Sky, a collection of six short monologues by award-winning Liverpool playwright Ian Salmon, will be performed at the Buxton Festival Fringe.

Back in April, Salmon became a proud recipient of the “Highly Commended’ award in the prestigious Liverpool Hope Playwriting prize after his script was selected for the final by a team of distinguished judges including John Godber, Kathy Burke and Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Natalie Timmins - Dreams Of Flying. Photo: Andy Ord.

Natalie Timmins - Dreams Of Flying. Photo: Andy Ord.

The prolific Bootle-born writer’s most recent work is Half the Sky, a series of six short monologues, each deliberately written for women.

John Lennon aficionados will recognise the inspiration for the piece from his softly spoken intro to “Woman” (For the other half of the sky).

Coupled with a female director, this intelligent show seeks to capture a crucial moment in the lives of six women pursuing happiness and deciding whether they should embrace or deny destiny.

Half the Sky will be performed at the United Reformed Church, Buxton, on Friday July 17, at 7.15pm.

Tickets, priced £8 (children £6, concessions £7), are available on the door.

For more details, visit halfthesky.strikingly.com.

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