The Curse: a play about the blood & guts of being a girl

The Curse tells the story of Char and Lola. They’re best friends, sweet sixteen (but not that sweet), and can’t wait for a wild summer now that school’s out forever.

By Steven Pankhurst | January 25th '16

The Curse tells the story of Char and Lola. They’re best friends, sweet sixteen (but not that sweet), and can’t wait for a wild summer now that school’s out forever. But when terrible, inexplicable things start happening in their town, the girls’ intense friendship is faced with its most extreme test yet.

Supported by Arts Council England, The Curse debuts at the Three Minute Theatre in Manchester in March 2016.

Jane Bradley is a fiction writer and editor whose short stories have appeared in print and online around the globe, most recently in Spoke: An Anthology of New Queer Voices (Dog Horn Publishing, 2015). She has been longlisted for a Young Enigma Award, selected as one of Nokia’s fifty Remarkable Women, and is a participant in Commonword’s Women in the Spotlight programme. The Curse is her first play.

When initially debuted as a ten-minute short late last year as part of Commonword’s Women in the Spotlight programme, The Curse received fantastic feedback from audiences, who loved its core themes of intense teen friendship, menstruation, mental health, sexuality and being a girl.

Now, supported by ACE, 3MT, Commonword and For Books’ Sake, The Curse is being expanded to full-length, to tell Char and Lola’s story in the detail it deserves.

Each performance will be preceded by a panel discussion with special guests.

Date: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, 35-39 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JG
Price: £8
Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/TheCurseTickets