Forward Theatre Project and Coronation Street star bring play to Preston’s Continental

Posted on - 18th November, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Charities, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, Things to Do in and around Preston

Photo Credit: Chris Payne

Genesis is the thought-provoking play exploring the human stories behind breast cancer that is coming to Preston’s Continental on Wednesday 23rd November.


Forward Theatre Project have worked with Coronation Street co-star Sally Dynevor (Also known as Sally Metcalfe) and the Prevent Breast Cancer charity to present the play, inviting audiences to consider the ethics of preventative medicine.

Cancer survivor Sally Dynevor, who is an advocate for Genesis, said: “In order to build a breast cancer-free future, prediction and prevention are imperative.

“This play is about telling the human side of science. It addresses the incredibly difficult emotional journey we embark on when we are told we can potentially avoid rather than survive cancer by being told our predicted risk.”

Photo Credit: Chris Payne

Photo Credit: Chris Payne

The play, written by Fraser Flintham and directed by Charlotte Bennett, takes inspiration from interviews with medical professionals as well as patients and their families.

It follows character Rachel as she identifies gene mutations that increase the risk of developing breast cancer, allowing action to be taken before the disease can develop.

Rachel discovers that she and her daughter could be carrying the gene mutation themselves and starts to wonder if predicting illness through science throws up more questions than it can answer.

Photo Credit: Chris Payne

Photo Credit: Chris Payne

The play comes to Preston as part of a UK tour throughout November.

Tickets for Genesis are priced at £8, with concessions being £6, and you can buy them online.

Will you be watching Genesis at The Continental? Let us know in the comments below

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