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Ex-Eastenders actress comes to theatre

Posted onPosted on 26th Feb
Ex-Eastenders actress comes to theatre

A former Eastenders actress will be showing audiences at Mansfield’s Create Theatre what reality behind the fantasy business is like through a production by Fifth Word Theatre.
Following the production of smash hit show Bones two years ago, Fifth Word returns to Create with Amateur Girl by Nottingham’s Amanda Whittington on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March.
It will be the last chance to see this production as it ends its tour in Mansfield – the town featured in the show.
Based on real-life stories, Amateur Girl, starring Lucy Speed, is a hard-hitting, poignant yet wryly amusing play about the reality behind the fantasy business.
Lucy plays Julie, a likeable auxiliary nurse, working long hours for a low wage in a Mansfield hospital. She cares for the elderly and feels her own life is passing her by, wondering if her best days are behind her.
Clubbing with the girls breaks the routine but Julie longs for some real excitement and a bit of spare cash.
Create Theatre co-ordinator Adam Pownall said: “It’s great to be having Fifth Word Theatre back with us after the amazing success of their production of Bones in 2012. We always support local companies and new writing as well as exploring controversial topics through the medium of performance.”
Tickets for the 7.30pm show cost £11, £8 for concessions and £5 for students. A special group ticket at £20 admits four. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 01623 413363.
The show is only suitable for overs 16s because of the subject matter.