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Actress returns with gritty one-woman show
AN actress who started her career in Hazlemere is returning to High Wycombe to perform a story about a woman desperate to avoid having her child taken away from her.
Sian Walker first took up acting at The Joan Barnes School of Drama in Hazlemere when she was just three years old.
She graduated as an actress from The Oxford School of Drama in 2004, before starting the Stickleback Theatre Company, with director Gordon Hamlin in 2012.
The company have been performing Jordan, a one woman play, across venues in Cheshire, before playing in Manchester's Fringe circuit and Edinburgh Festival.
Described as "a modern day Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale" it tells the story of a mother driven to the ultimate act to avoid having her child taken away from her, unfolding the true story of Shirley Jones and her baby Jordan as they await the decision of the Court; prison or freedom.
Sian said: "This beautifully written play has touched our audience in many ways. They follow Shirley on her journey from the excitement of roaring away with her boyfriend and the dampness and soggy chip papers of Morecambe Bay to being brutalised by the father of her child and marginalised by society. This gritty piece of theatre is unlikely to leave any audience unmoved"
This weekend it will be performed at the Arts4Every1 Centre in Desborough Road.
Following the success of Jordan, Stickleback Theatre Company is keen to continue working alongside the centre and bring their next, equally spikey production of Blackbird by David Harrower in 2013.
Jordan, by Anna Reynolds with Moira Buffini, directed by Gordon Hamlin and performed by Sian Walker is on tonight at 8pm. Tickets are £7 from 01494 534241 or on the door.