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How to Be Brave

4th July 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

How to Be Brave – Television actress Laura Dalgleish performs one woman play at Wasing Woodlands

Award-winning Welsh new writing theatre company Dirty Protest perform their latest critically-acclaimed play How to Be Brave in the extraordinary setting of Wasing Woodlands next month, before transferring to Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.

This new touching and hilarious play is about learning to be brave when your world is falling apart.

Laura Dalgleish (Eastenders, Call The Midwife) will perform the play on 4th, 5th and 11th July
in the majestic Woodlands that forms part of the 4,000-acre Wasing Estate in Aldermaston, Berkshire.

How To Be Brave toured Wales in March this year and will visit Wasing before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019, where it will run for the whole Festival in one of the most prestigious Fringe venues: Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT at Summerhall.

How To Be Brave is by Welsh writer Siân Owen and is based on her own experiences as a mother in a fast-changing and confusing world, as well as being a love letter to her home town of Newport.

Catherine Paskell, Artistic Director of Dirty Protest, says: “Katie’s funny, engaging and honest story will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered what happened to their childhood resilience and sense of adventure. This production explores the experiences of a woman, a parent, in her late 30s and we don’t see these stories, these women, on stage very often.”

Owner of the Wasing Estate ,Joshua Dugdale, adds: “We are thrilled to be hosting three performances of the hit show ‘How to be Brave’. Demand for tickets already has been sky high and I think it’s going to be a knock out night. It’s not often that you get to see a play in our magical woodland and we are excited to be able to showcase this wonderful play as part of our new summer offering.”


Wasing Woodlands
Wasing Woodlands, Wasing Estate
Reading, RG7 4NG
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