Preview: BlueGiro at Washington Arts Centre, Feb 10

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ARTS Centre Washington welcomes Open Clasp, the much-loved North East Theatre Company, with its new show BlueGiro.

Funny and poignant, BlueGiro is a comedy drama with a lot of heart and bags of authenticity.

Jodie might have that undefinable “something” that makes for star quality, and she’s on the move, and so is mum Evie and neighbours Lisa and Laura.

Set against the backdrop of a televised singing competition BlueGiro tells the story of a young woman’s desire to grow and a mother who threatens to stop the show.

All of the characters in the play are created by women and young women from their own experiences.

BlueGiro not only gives audiences a great night out and a lot of laughs but also shines a light on a very serious issue – sexual violence.

Against a backdrop of hilarity, the play also exposes myths surrounding sexual violence, challenging the preconceived ideas many of us hold about who commits sexual violence, as well as the blame that often falls on the women against whom this crime is committed.

Tickets are £8.50 / £6 (conc) and are available from www.artscentrewashington.co.uk or by calling 219 3455.