Based on the actress’s real life story of growing up with her two brothers who were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Performed by Shelley O'Brien
Lead Devisor Pete Baynes
Script by David Napthine
Directed by Nina Hajiyianni
Designed by Donald Marshall
Original Music by Patrick Dineen
Washington Arts Centre
- Date: Thurs 19th Oct 2017
- Ticket Price: tbc
- Time: evening show, time tbc
- Box Office: 0191 561 3455
- Online booking:
Fantastic performance! ! Humour and emotion alike...must see production!!
I can honestly say it was one of the best plays I have seen!
A beautifully crafted, emotional rollercoaster. I cried so much I forgot to eat me Tunnocks tea cake
From the heart Shell, as was every word you spoke and every action you took last night. Inspirational!
Bravo! That was such an excellent, funny, brave show.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, extremely moving but so thoughtfully and cleverly done.
"Clearly an accomplished actress with lashings of charisma to boot with a powerful tale to tell. A play with a heart that beats strongly and within it one of the saddest, most touching scenes I have ever seen on stage."
www.musculardystrophyuk.org/blog/all-posts-by-she-wins-all-the-races-a-tragicomedy-with-biscuits/ (Click for review)
www.dropbox.com/s/79fj9rhbndd00a8/JILL%20COLE%20ACE%20RELATIONSHIP%20%20REVIEW%20She%20Wins%20All%20The%20Races%20review.pdf (click for review)
www.dropbox.com/s/m9jzndi8nwitsin/audience%20feedback%20comments%201%20one%20woman%20show.pdf (click for a selection of audience comments)
Mentors: Paul Harman, Geof Keys
Science Advisors: Dr Steven Lavall & Dr Mojgan Reza, Centre For Life, Newcastle
"Thank you so much for coming to perform your play for us. It was just wonderful, moving and thought provoking. Our students loved it and have been talking about it all day!.” (Alison Burrows, Head Teacher Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton)
Associated drama workshops are available for group/schools bookings. Please enquire.
Cross curriculumn links: Drama/English/Science/Religion/Ethics/Philosophy/Psychology/Performing Arts/Media Studies/Music/Health & Social Care/Medicine.
The show opened at QUEEN'S HALL ARTS CENTRE, HEXHAM, NORTHUMBERLAND. NE46 3LS 5th & 6th May 2016 and toured throughout 2016 to the following venues:
WHITBY HALL, ACTION TRANSPORT THEATRE, ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE. CH65 9AE
WITHAM HALL, 3 HORSEMARKET, BARNARD CASTLE, CO.DURHAM DL12 8LY
GREENFIELD ARTS CENTRE, NEWTON AYCLIFFE, CO.DURHAM
ST. JOHN'S R C SECONDARY SCHOOL, BISHOP AUCKLAND, CO.DURHAM
THE LODGE, BLACKHILL & CONSETT HERITAGE PARK, CO.DURHAM
WOLSINGHAM SECONDARY SCHOOL, CO.DURHAM
KING EDWARD VTH SECONDARY SCHOOL, MORPETH, NORTHUMBERLAND
WOODHAM SECONDARY SCHOOL, NEWTON AYCLIFFE, CO.DURHAM
ST BEDE'S R C SECONDARY SCHOOL, LANCHESTER, CO.DURHAM
THORNLEIGH SLAESIAN COLLEGE, BOLTON, CHESHIRE
GALA THEATRE, DURHAM
HARTLEPOOL TOWN HALL THEATRE
PHOENIX STUDIO THEATRE BLYTH
NETHERBOW THEATRE, SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE, EDINBURGH
ELECTRIC PICTURE HOUSE, CHESHIRE (CHESHIRE RURAL ARTS)
WHITBY HALL, ELLESMERE PORT (CHESHIRE RURAL ARTS)
WETHERAL VILLAGE COMMUNITY HALL (HIGHLIGHTS RURAL TOURING)
AMBLE PARISH HALL (HIGHLIGHTS RURAL TOUIRNG)
This production is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Muscular Dystrophy UK through their Joseph Patrick Trust, PTC Therapeutics, Isos Housing, Unity Theatre Trust, Hadrian Trust, Split Infinitive Trust, Coalition Duchenne and John Owen’s Adventures.
Commissioned by Queen's Hall Arts, Hexham.
Supported by Leisureworks, Durham County Council Arts Development Team and The Centre For Life Newcastle Upon Tyne.