Didn’t You Used to Be Somebody?

HOME, Manchester

Past Project

Didn’t You Used to Be Somebody?

A Recoverist Month event

Recoverist = recovery + activist

Didn’t You Used to Be Somebody? sees Sue Devaney (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Mamma Mia!) as Jessie Jackson, a woman of a certain age with an insatiable appetite for all things bright and beautiful and off the scale bad. 

A funny and poignant one woman performance about suffering, survival and sweet tooth surrender, it is a story about someone who is a slave to the crave. 

If you’ve ever felt disconnected from everything and everyone, or hung out at a ‘poor me, poor me, pour me another’ pity party, then plug into this tale of twisted compulsions and extremes and experience what happens when the addict self is left to run the shit show.

One hour performance followed by Q&A.

Didn’t You Used To Be Somebody? is a premiere, commissioned for Recoverist Month by Portraits of Recovery and developed in partnership with HOME.

Sue Devaney has worked extensively in theatre and television since she was 14.

Her TV work includes Casualty, Shameless, Dinnerladies and for those who are old enough to remember, she was Rita in Jonny Briggs. She is currently playing Debbie Webster in Coronation Street.

Her recent theatre work includes a UK tour of Calendar Girls the Musical, Two Noble Kinsmen at The Globe, Threepenny Opera at Bolton Octagon, When We are Married for Northern Broadsides, an international and an tour of Mamma Mia. But her proudest theatre moment to date was playing Gracie Fields in Our Gracie at The Coliseum Theatre Oldham.

HOME, Manchester
Saturday 9 September 2023 7.30-9pm
Ticket price: Pay As You Think

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