Seven short plays written by some of Manchester’s most renowned playwrights are being performed at the Lowry Theatre this weekend in aid of the Christie Hospital.

The collaboration is produced by theatre company Working Progress, the production team behind the double Manchester Theatre Award winning ‘Away From Home’, Jo Kirtley and Rob Ward.

The idea for The C Project was inspired by Jo’s own experiences with cancer.

My Mam was diagnosed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a few years ago. It was devastating, but I’m happy to say she’s doing well and is now in remission. Around the same time, I was involved in the 24:7 Theatre Festival and was surrounded by so many amazingly talented people. I thought it was an ideal opportunity to mark my Mam’s recovery and help raise vital funds and awareness for such a fantastic charity who provide care and support for families like mine. I am overwhelmed and tremendously grateful to everyone involved on the project, but also to my Mam, my inspiration.”

The evening includes writing and directing from Manchester Theatre Award winners and nominees, and cast members of In the Flesh, Prisoners’ Wives, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and numerous acclaimed theatre productions across the region.

If you cannot attend the show there is still opportunity to donate to this fantastic cause – visit:

The C Project Working Progress Theatre Company Lowry Theatre Fri 9 May – Sat 10 May


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