Broken Strings written and directed by Joe Wenborne and starring STEVEN ARNOLD and LINDA CLARK
Following the death of her husband, Rose, is persuaded by her daughter, Susan, to move in with her and her husband David, who she has never got on with in their small two up two down. Rose believes Susan married be-
neath herself, but because of his love for Susan, David reluctantly agrees to the idea. With tension in the house already at breaking point, Susan falls terminally ill. Her dying words to David are; “Take care of Mum, promise me you won’t put her in a home…”
Broken Strings is a heartwarming, dramatic, thought provoking and at times funny, story of how two people damaged by bereavement, finally discover the truth about themselves, begin to understand one another better and deal with the pain they are both going through.
Broken Strings written and directed by Joe Wemborne, will get its world premiere at the Tabard Theatre, West London for a three-week season from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 24th September. Press night is Wednesday 7th September at 7.30pm.
Broken Strings features two of the most endearing stage and TV actors in a “tour de force” of emotion. Steven Arnold is best known for playing ‘Ashley Peacock’ in Coronation Street for 15 years. He was nominated for Most Popular Actor at the National Television Awards in 1999 and Most Popular Actor at The British Soap Awards in 2003. He was killed off in the tram crash in the 50th anniversary live episode. His theatre credits include playing Sydney Chaplin in a recent UK tour of The Charlie Chaplin Story; Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream CSM Rivers in The Accrington Pals and Steph Aston in Thick as Thieves (Best Fringe Production, Manchester Theatre Awards 2015); writer Terry Ravenscroft in Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy, a stage show based on Cissie and Ada, the characters played by Les Dawson and Roy Barraclough.
Linda Clark played the ‘Carrionite Witch’ in Doctor Who, Jackie Busher in That Peter Kay Thing and Janet Dent in Coronation Street. One stage, she played Aunty Ivy in several national tours of Girls Night Out and its sequel, Girls’ Night Out in lbiza, Rita in The Real Monty Keeps It Up.
Joe Wenborne – Writer and Director: “Aged four, I told a rude joke to my family. My father laughed, clipped me round the ear for being cheeky and sent me to bed. I learnt then that showbiz is quite tricky and audiences are fickle” – Joe Wenborne
After leaving school with no qualifications worth mentioning Joe tried various trades until he finally found the confidence to do what he had always wanted to. He has now been involved in the industry that he loves for over 30 years. He has performed, directed and produced both stage and TV shows for the world market, advised major artists on their careers and has written two highly acclaimed books on self development. He is a mentor and Fellow of The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and is a member of the Professional Speakers Association.
Broken Strings is a play very close to Joe’s heart and he freely admits that he has never been so excited about any previous project.
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 24th September 2016
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Tabard Theatre 2 Bath Rd, London W4 1LW