A PLAY tackling a subject 'nobody wants to talk about' premieres at a Flintshire theatre this week.

Dancing in the Wings, written by Mold woman Philippa Davies, 48, launches on stage at Theatr Clwyd on February 27.

The play is based on the writer's own journey through the loss of her baby daughter, Sam, who was born sleeping in January 2012.

Tickets are still available for the production that runs for three nights from February 27 before moving to The Forum Theatre, Chester on March 20-21.

Philippa's main aim with the play is to highlight and raise awareness, understanding and support for the thousands of people who have to face the difficulties of infertility, miscarriage and stillbirth.

She said: "I've written the play for people who haven't experienced the effects of baby loss, to enable them to better understand the journey so many mums and dads have to face.

"I would like the play to be seen by healthcare professionals and trainee healthcare professionals at all levels, who provide care and support to patients going through miscarriage and stillbirth as well as employers, family and friends to help them with their support.

"I can't believe the response to the play that I initially wrote to give back to Hope House, who supported me through losing Sam and her four siblings who I also lost at different stages of pregnancy.

"I have been so lucky with the support I have received in writing the play and bringing it to the stage from Theatr Clwyd and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford, professional Chester playwright Gail Young, Hope House, Sands UK, Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, Westbridge Furniture, Everton and Wales footballing legend Neville Southall, numerous people on Twitter and social media who have supported with fundraising and most recently Unison Cymru who have agreed to sponsor the play with funding, guidance and media support, which is incredible."

The play is being produced and performed by Suitcase Theatre and directed by Christine Dukes. Suitcase Theatre has launched a £3,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund touring costs.

She added: "With the level of support and interest I have had, I am now looking at extended plans with the play to take it to other areas, and also will be starting linked projects, to continue raising awareness and support.

"I would also like to work further with the NHS to try and help them increase and improve support services for parents like us, which is critical in improving quality of life and associated mental health issues following loss."

Tickets are available through Theatr Clwyd https://www.theatrclwyd.com/event/dancing-in-the-wings/ and Chester Forum Theatre https://www.chestertheatre.co.uk/dancing-in-the-wings/1260

Donations from Ticket Sales will be going to Hope House and Sands UK