Performance & Dance

Moving the Goalposts

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Acclaimed actor Cheryl Campbell takes the stage to perform a live reading of the fourth monologue in Juliet Ace's popular radio drama series, Moving The Goalposts.

In this moving, self deprecating and humorous piece, we follow the story of Mattie Potter as she comes to terms with her terminal illness, only to discover that she is still very much alive.

This new instalment is the first to be staged with direction by Nancy Meckler. Three previous Mattie Potter monologues were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra.

After a career in teaching and acting, Juliet Ace began writing at the age of 38. Since then, she has written extensively for film, television and radio.

Her film Cameleon was shown at Cannes, invited to The Edinburgh Festival and won awards in San Francisco, Wurtenburg and The Celtic Film Festival. In 2012, she completed a memoir of the actor Terence Rigby called Rigby Shlept Here.

Five years into her cancer diagnosis Juliet Ace wrote Moving the Goalposts in her head.

Propped up with cushions, she summoned up her depleted strength and determination, managing to write it down in longhand.

Ace is grateful for the treatment and care she has received from UCHL and the Macmillan Cancer Centre and is a devoted fan of the NHS.

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