Bittersweet comedy: the cast of Full Circle wait for everything to fall apart.

It's good to talk – but don't tell Dee and Millie…

The destructive consequences of a long-running feud are the subject of a new play by a local writer

A brand-new play by Ossett-based writer Janet Shaw will be performed for the first time in the town at the end of the month. St Ignatius Parish centre, on Storrs Hill Road, is the venue where JABA Inc Theatre Company are staging the adult comedy-drama Full Circle, from Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 February.
Dee and Millie haven't spoken civilly to one another since 1969 and no-one knows why. It would have stayed that way, too, if their respective offspring, Brian and Linda, hadn't met and married. Now they tolerate one another on social occasions but steer clear of each other whenever possible.
However, it is the week of their only granddaughter's wedding and there's no way Dee and Millie can avoid the inevitable confrontation. The best-laid plans, of course, can go wrong – and as the wedding preparations fall apart so do the lives of the entire family.
Now no-one is talking – but when next-door-neighbour Wills starts to delve into what happened in 1969, skeletons tumble out of cupboards at an alarming rate. A spiral of destruction ensues, leaving the family with a past that can only lead to heartbreak and the resurrection of a day that both Dee and Millie hoped had been buried long ago.
Should you laugh or should you cry? Maybe both…
Janet has been writing plays, mainly down-to-earth comedies, for more than 20 years. Published by Stagescript Ltd, they are favourites of many UK amateur dramatic companies and have also been performed in the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Along with JABA Inc she was a regular at the Wakefield Drama festival from its inception – and will, in fact, be entering Full Circle for the 2016 festival at Theatre Royal Wakefield.
Tickets for the Ossett premiere are priced £6 (concessions £5) from C&J Armitage, in the Wellgate centre, Ossett, or can be reserved by calling 01924 262948. Please note the play is not suitable for children.

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