Soap actress Gillian Taylforth will be appearing in ‘Bloody Hell’, a moving show about the struggles of teenage leukaemia patients, in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Gillian Taylforth said: "I was so moved and inspired by the stories, I didn’t hesitate when asked to take part."
The show is a mixture of dance and drama which features interviews with teenage cancer patients and their families.
"Every single word you will hear on stage is true." explained Louise Roche, who wrote ‘Bloody Hell’. "The honesty of the testimonies cannot fail to move."
Claire Scriven, a Milton Keynes mother who was interviewed about her daughter Robyn’s fight against leukaemia, is thrilled that Gillian will be playing her.
"It’s strange to think that I watched Gillian play Kathy Beale in Eastenders for years, and now she’s playing me! It’s great that someone with such a high profile has agreed to help us raise awareness in this way."
Almost 100 young local dancers will be joined onstage by a graffiti artist who will create a piece of art live inspired by the themes in the show.
Bloody Hell has been put together by local husband and wife team, Louise Roche and Jack Randle. The couple runs a theatrical production company, Goodnights Entertainment, which produces shows all over the world, most famously, Girls Night.
Performances of ‘Bloody Hell’ take place at 4pm and 7pm on Sunday 30th October at The Stantonbury Theatre in Milton Keynes. Tickets are £10 and are available from the box office on 01908 31227.