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Soldiers’ Wives, a play by writer Sarah Daniels and starring Casualty’s Catherine Shipton will tour this autumn at The Pound, Corsham on Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm.

Soldiers' Wives- pound arts centre- theatre bathBased on real interviews conducted with wives of serving military men, Soldiers’ Wives is the story of five women living on an army base, dealing with the constant tension of waiting for their partners to return to them unharmed from active duty in Afghanistan.

Funny, heartfelt and compelling, Soldiers’ Wives weaves together five real accounts of the daily unease, hope and despair experienced by the wives of servicemen on active duty.

Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a quietly assured tour de force’, Catherine Shipton plays all five women.

Catherine is best known for creating the hugely popular role of Lisa ‘Duffy’ Duffin in the BBC’s award-winning drama Casualty; a role she played for almost 20 years. Other television credits include TaggartThe BillOne Foot in the Grave and Doctors.

Soldiers’ Wives was originally broadcast on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, before playing at Jermyn Street Theatre and the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where Catherine received a nomination for Best Solo Performance at The Stage Awards 2012.

Some fees from the shows production are being donated to Help for Heroes, a charity founded in 2007 to support wounded veterans and servicemen.

Soliders’ Wives comes to The Pound on Saturday 16 November, 7.30pm.

Tickets are £10 (£9 concessions) and can be booked at the box office on 01249 701628 or fee free online at www.poundarts.org.uk