Plays will tackle breast cancer issues

TWO new plays will highlight the issue of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment — and there will be a project educating young women about the illness that ties in with it.

Goodstock on Thursday, November 10 and Genesis on Thursday, November 24 will be performed at Doncaster’s Cast Theatre.

Goodstock is a funny, moving and true account from writer and performer Olivia Hirst of personal misfortune which spans three generations of one family, resulting in three very different outcomes.

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The play looks at the options available to Olivia on learning she has the cancer-causing genetic mutation BRCA1. 

Genesis is a new play from acclaimed playwright Frazer Flintham which explores the complex human dilemmas around preventative medicine through the character of leading geneticist Rachel, and her own discovery that she and her daughter might be carrying a gene mutation themselves.

The writer took inspiration from interviews with medical professionals as well as patients and their families.

Both plays begin at 7.45pm.

Forward Theatre Project is also running an educational project in Doncaster with young women about body image, and providing self-esteem workshops through Aurora Wellbeing Centres that support local people and their families living with cancer in Doncaster and Bassetlaw.

Tickets for Goodstock and Genesis cost £10.50 for adults or £9 for concessions and are available by calling 01302 303959 or visit

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