ONE Day I’ll Fly Away, a comedy drama by Wakefield based playwright Janet Shaw will be performed by Skipton Little Theatre from November 23 until Saturday, November 27.

When Kylie starts community service at a respite home she is thrown into the path of Nora, an embittered and hardened woman, who has spent her whole life teaching others and avoiding relationships of any kind.

Nora lost her husband and only child in a boating accident many years ago and Kylie is the victim of an alcoholic and drug-addled mother.

Nora and Kylie start off their relationship with mutual comic sarcasm and dislike, but as the story unfolds it becomes clear that although in different ways, they are both walking down the same path self-destruction.

This funny and poignant story follows the ups and downs of the two women, as mutual dislike and mistrust turns into an unusual and heart-warming friendship.

The characters talk unreservedly to Gladys, an old lady who has had a stroke and cannot speak. But Gladys can hear and she begins to learn the secrets of patients and staff alike.

There’s Connie, the domestic, who has an acute addiction to gossip and is struggling with her bossy and unresponsive husband, and the two nurses who are in complete denial about their feelings for one another and refuse to capitulate to their mutual attraction.

When Gladys finally regains her speech the confidences are all revealed.

One Day I’ll Fly Away is at Skipton Little Theatre, Craven Street, Skipton, from November 23 to November 27. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £10, under 16s £5. Booking online:

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