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written & directed by Mike Heath

16th -19th March 2020

7.30 pm at

King's Arms Salford

Families are complicated, especially when there’s an elephant in the room.  And when your daughter is as bright and inquisitive as troubled teenager, Liv, the truth is never far from the surface.  Can Janis maintain the lie that Brendan is so determined to reveal? Is it possible to keep secrets in a household where Instagram Live is only a click away? 

At Viaduct Theatre we're so pleased to be producing this new play and to be working with Mike Heath again. Those of you who've been supporting us since we started will know that our first production in 2018 was one of Mike's plays:  Playing God.  A great success, which was performed at the Hatworks Museum, this gave us the confidence to continue with our project to bring the best of fringe theatre to Stockport.

Even though we haven't got a venue at the moment, we are very pleased to be bringing this play to the home of the GM Fringe Festival - the King's Arms pub in Salford.

For Husband Stroke Boyfriend, Mike has assembled a really impressive cast to tell the story of Janis, Brendan and Liv.  Just look at these beauties!

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Brendan:  Kivan Dene 

Kivan's career to date spans many roles in theatre, TV and film.  His enormous versatility means that he has worked in panto as well as in Shakespeare, and as lead puppeteer in The Gruffalo as well the narrator for BBC Schools radio.  Recent credits: Peaky Blinders series 2 (BBC, Tiger Aspect), Fred & Rose (Nine Lives Media), Judge Rinder: Crime Stories (ITV). 

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Janis: Nicole Evans

Nicole is a Manchester-born actress with a varied career on stage and screen.  Film credits include: Blackbird (Raindance Film Festival) & Into The Mirror.  Suicide Kelly, and Dilemma are due for release in 2020. TV credits: Hollyoaks, Sticky Times and Soulmates.  She has also appeared on stage in various roles from panto to Shakespeare. 

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Liv: Jenna Sian O'Hara

Jenna trained in Musical Theatre at Rare Studio (Liverpool), graduating in 2017. She has undertaken further training in Strasberg’s ‘Method’ and also with The National Youth Theatre. Stage credits include: Achy Breaky Bride (St Helen’s Theatre Royal & The Epstein), Lost Boys (Unity Theatre) and Blue Lines (GM Fringe Festival).