Jelly Babes

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by Judy Upton.

Resourceful mum, Shanice, is persuaded by her next-door neighbour, Evie, to take up the bizarre sport of jelly wrestling to make ends meet.

Becky, AKA Azaria The Amazon, shows her the ropes and Shanice is soon wowing the rowdy stag night audiences with her slams and smackdowns.

By night she's bikini clad Alice Malice, by day she's mum to gymnastics-mad Alex and a devoted daughter to her disabled, ex-army dad.

When these two worlds threaten to collide, it reawakens a painful episode from Shanice's childhood which threatens to tear apart her cherished family life and leads to a show-down with the father she adores.

Shanice...

Sally Orrock

Becky...

Nadine Marshall

Evie...

Jane Whittenshaw

Club Manager...

David Seddon

Shanice's dad...

Sam Dale

Alex...

Ryan Watson

Wrestling choreography by Henry Devas

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

The Writer: Judy Upton is an award winning stage and screen writer.

To date, she has had five original plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4, including 2009's The Man Inside The Suitcase.

Her 50-minute film, My Imprisoned Heart, which won Cobravision: Make Your Mark In Film, was screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival in August 2007.

Her comedy drama Gaby Goes Global premiered at The New Wimbledon Theatre Studio in February 2009 and her musical, Nectropia with the composer, Oliver Searle, appeared in the Daring Pairings season at the Hampstead Theatre.

In 2010, her site specific play, Lazarus, was performed as part of the Durham Mysteries.

Resourceful mum Shanice takes up the bizarre sport of jelly wrestling.