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When creativity tackles issues it can often lead to some incredible art, and new play Butterfly, which comes to ARC in Stockton on Tuesday 1st March could be just that. Tackling mental health and the stigma that surrounds it, this could be more than just an enjoyable play to go and see, it could be an important piece of theatre to open minds.

Written and directed by Saltburn based Vici Wreford-Sinnott, the darkly funny one-woman play stars Jacqueline Phillips, who has previously appeared in Emmerdale and TV crime dramas George Gently and Vera. So relevant is mental health in today’s society, that tackling it full on seems the best way, following Beatrice and her thirst for a quiet life. Waiting for the outcome of a forced mental health assessment, she questions the past and looks at how it all got her here.

As mental health is still a topic which needs to be discussed more and more, and awareness raised, theatre like this is crucial and vital, besides, it’s such a creative play and it’s not very often that David Bowie and the Bay City Rollers get mentioned in the same breath.

Butterfly comes to ARC in Stockton on Tuesday 1st March.

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