Abbey Theatre, St Albans, drops a bombshell

A ONE-OFF charity performance of the hugely successful show Bombshells is being held at the Abbey Theatre in St Albans on Sunday. (4)

Originally staged by the Company of Ten in July 2008, the show is a reprisal of the four monologues with an additional monologue which was not included in the original line up.

The 2008 production of the play by Melbourne-based playwright, screenwriter and novelist Joanna Murray-Smith was performed to packed houses, receiving standing ovations and critical acclaim.

Bombshells is a series of portraits of women who are barely coping with modern life. The characters struggle, sometimes hilariously, sometimes tragically, to bridge the chasm between the wilderness of their inner worlds and the demands of the outer worlds. Humour proves in the end to be their saviour.

The performance is being held to raise funds for the Bosom Buddies Trust, a charity founded to dispel the myths and taboos surrounding radical breast surgery, and tickets are on sale for �15 which includes a free glass of wine and light refreshments before the curtain goes up.

They can be obtained through the Abbey Theatre box office on 01727 857861 or online at and although the performance starts at 7.30pm, the audience is asked to arrive at 6.45pm for the refreshments.