Bold Girls has the hallmark of iconic works

LOCAL drama group The Apex Players are back with their new production detailing the lives of three women in wartime Belfast.

In Rona Munro's Bold Girls, Marie, Nora and Cassie have lost their men, either to an enemy bullet or because they've been jailed for political activities.

This shared loss helps form tight bonds between the women until a stranger arrives unexpectedly bearing news of earth-shattering importance.

Carolyn Duffin, director of the production, says; "I was really inspired by the characters in the play.

"They are all complex roles and strong people.

"No one character is portrayed as completely 'good' or 'bad' and it is that realistic mix of elements which often fight against one another that makes the story so compelling."

"I see Bold Girls being very similar to iconic plays such as The Steamie or Steel Magnolias in the portrayal of women, friendships and the struggle to survive. Anyone who likes this style of shows should love this one."

In this production, the cast are Carol Finlay as Nora, Brenda White as Marie, Pamela McPhail as Cassie and Jade Wardle as Deirdre.

Bold Girls will be performed at Cumbernauld Theatre at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20.

Tickets, 7/6, can be booked on 01236 732887.