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Amanda Whittington's Ladies Unleashed opens at Ilkley Playhouse

Ladies Unleashed runs from 11th to 20th April at Ilkley Playhouse

Prepare yourself for an evening of laughter and tears with the opening of Ladies Unleashed at Ilkley Playhouse today, Thursday 11th April.

The play follows old friends Pearl, Jan and Linda who are enjoying a long-awaited break on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumberland coast, when an unexpected visitor arrives. None of the friends have seen or heard from Shelley for years, so their retreat soon becomes a fun and laughter-filled reunion. However, much has changed in all their lives since they were last together and tensions soon begin to arise, as echoes of the past start to emerge. Woven into the plot is the tale of two ‘herring girls’ from the late nineteenth century, who dream of a better future.

Amanda Whittington has written over thirty plays for the radio and the stage, with Ladies Unleashed being the final play in a trilogy which began with Ladies Day in 2005 and continued with Ladies Down Under in 2007. Whittington’s plays often deal with women who are trapped in mundane lives, dreaming of a better life – and Ladies Unleashed is no exception.

Ladies Unleashed runs until Saturday 20th April and tickets are available from www.ilkleyplayhouse.co.uk or contact the box office on 01943 609539.

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