Bury Theatre Workshop’s next production working with Bury Women’s Aid Centre to raise awareness of services available to victims of domestic abuse.
Women’s Aid Centre will be bringing along a representative with their own stand and to answer questions as well, at the Unitarian and hopefully at the touring venues, although we will have a collecting box at all of them.
THE DROWNING GIRLS:
Unitarian Meeting House, Churchgate Street – 7.30 p.m. on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April and touring also the following weekends to Ixworth (7th and 8th April) and Honington (14th April) – see website for further details.
Bury Theatre Workshop has offered an exciting opportunity to the Women’s Aid Centre, Bury St Edmunds, to raise awareness of the services available locally to victims of domestic abuse in association with their forthcoming production of The Drowning Girls.
The play is based on the crimes of George Joseph Smith, who made his living by wooing and fleecing vulnerable women before realising that it would be even more lucrative to marry them, take out life insurance, and then drown them in the bath. Between 1912 and 1914 Smith carried out his deadly plan three times before being caught and executed.
The Drowning Girls, by Canadian writers Beth Graham, Charles Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic, tells the story from the point of view of Smith’s three victims. It has been described as “a morbidly funny and sometimes wistful trip through the minds of women who paid the ultimate price for trusting the wrong man”.