Steaming: April 2010
By Nell Dunn
This is a story of a group of women overcoming several obstacles by helping each other out, even if that means just listening. Seven different women whose backgrounds are filled in by flashbacks and narration are together in a steambath on ladies' day.
Violet is the maternal manager of the steambath, and one of the issues to be resolved is to save the bath from being shut down by the authorities. Nancy is suddenly a single mother of three after being deserted by her husband. Her good friend Sarah has neither children nor husband, even an ex-husband, yet she can empathize with Nancy's increasing loneliness. Josie is an outgoing, talkative woman whose sex life is her main interest at the moment, and other women include a somewhat reserved mother-and-daughter duo. Personal traumas are revealed and shared, and a plan to save the steambath is also cooked up.
Scroll down for photos, cast and crew.
|Violet: Alison Bonnington||Director: Derek Bull|
|Josie: Michelle Warner||Stage Manager: David Bonnington|
|Dawn: Linda Clements||Assistant Stage Manager: David Starling|
|Mrs. Meadows: Val Bull||Props: Nigel Manson|
|Nancy: Melissa Colin||Prompt: Joyce Harvey|
|Jane: Hazel Randall||Set and Design: David Bonnington|
|Bill: David Starling||Make-Up: June Cooper|
|Costumes: Libby Henshaw|
|Photographs: Eric Brickles|