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Cancer battle inspires play

ONE woman’s inspirational battle against cancer will be told to a whole new audience later this month

ONE woman’s inspirational battle against cancer will be told to a whole new audience later this month

The story of Solihull’s Angela Profit made a big impression on playwright Monica Price - who spoke to dozens of women while researching her new production.

Survivorship - To Cancer and Beyond, will premiere at Solihull Arts Complex and tells the story of five women surviving cancer.

Former EastEnder Hannah Waterman is among the star names who will be appearing in the show. Her character’s fight against ovarian cancer is based on Angela’s real-life experiences.

Monica said: “Cancer is a massive issue and it doesn’t discriminate - it can affect any age, any race, any background. But I wanted to show that people do survive and try to make this an inspiring story. I was hugely moved by Angela’s story and decided to work it into the play.”

When she was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, doctors gave Angela a year to live. But she’s defied their predictions and gone on to help other people who are living with the illness.

Speaking at a press conference last Friday, she said she was looking forward to seeing the play brought to life.

Birmingham’s own Sarah Manners and rising star Finn Atkins are among the other actresses appearing in the show. All proceeds from the three performances will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Survivorship - To Cancer and Beyond will be staged on September 17-18. Tickets are available from the box office on 0121 704 6962.

 

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