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An eye-popping dark comedy comes to The Harris, Preston

Stephanie Morin-Robert ‘Blindside’
The Harris Museum, Preston
Wednesday 13 March, 7.30pm

Audiences can discover an eye-popping comedy next week at The Harris Museum in Preston when champion storyteller and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert brings her dark comedy ‘Blindside’ from Canada to The Harris Museum.

The Harris will be hosting Blindside on Wednesday 13 March at 7.30pm in a partnership between Harris Live, The Harris Library and Spot On Lancashire. Tickets are £8 or £6 for under 16’s. Tickets can be bought by calling the Harris Library on 0300 1236703 or online at www.spotonlancashire.co.uk

When Stephanie was young, her father, a diamond prospector in Canada, made a fortuitous discovery and relocated the whole family to a more luxurious lifestyle. What he failed to notice was that his daughter, a young and sheltered cancer patient, was really struggling to find ways of facing the bullies in her new school.

Using comedy to come to terms with cancer and the darker elements of her childhood, she shares stories of horrific embarrassment but plays them for laughs. She appreciates the humour in the absurdity and allows the audience to feel comfortable in sharing that experience.

Part physical-theatre, part storytelling with some up close and personal live projection – this show is a fantastically funny revelation of how Stephanie discovered the strength to fight back and come to terms with her disability.

Stephanie Morin-Robert is a critically acclaimed Canadian multidisciplinary artist who successfully and extensively tours to recognised festivals and venues across the globe. Her work as a performing artist has been celebrated by a wide range of audiences, critics and producers with sold-out runs, raving 5-star reviews, and multiple awards underlining her outstanding talent, professionalism and charm.

The tour to the UK is part of a larger UK-Canadian partnership which brings several Canadian artists to tour in rural areas of the UK every year. This one night only Lancashire date has been organised by Spot On.

Spot On Manager and promoter, Lyndsey Wilson, added “I had the opportunity to see Stephanie’s show first hand in Canada and her style and wit really caught my attention. I laughed and I cried – it gave me a real insight into this woman’s resilience which I found fascinating and inspirational.”

For more information about this performance or to see the full Spot On season programme, visit www.spotonlancashire.co.uk, call Lyndsey on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk.

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