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Posted on: 5 September 2021

Curtain Up! Peter Quilter’s comedy about a group of women who inherit a derelict theatre, is the perfect season opener for the Company of Ten. And you can see it on our Main Stage from Friday 17 to Saturday 25 September.

Michael has died and left a dilapidated theatre to his nearest and dearest: daughter Theresa, ex-wife Pam, mother-in-law Betty, former PA Sharon and  Jackie, the woman for whom he left his wife. There are fireworks ahead as the comedy centres around the interaction between the women and their sometimes volatile relationships.

With five strong female roles in an ensemble cast this tremendous, fast-paced show has had audiences laughing for the past decade. There’s physical comedy, witty dialogue, dance routines and slapstick, and the play will leave you on a real high.

This is a family affair for the Company of Ten with a mother and daughter team playing mother and daughter onstage. Katherine Barry plays Pam, and Emma Barry plays, her daughter, Theresa. Katherine says: ‘It is a joy working with Emma; there is a real rapport between us and because we know each other so well it has been easy to portray the closeness and conflict that exists between mother and daughter!’

The play was written by the Olivier Award-nominated writer behind the Oscar-winning film Judy, starring Renee Zellweger.

Book your tickets online here.

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