A WARRINGTON play will receive a national run following funding from Arts Council England.

Identities, a play about breast cancer and boobs, was created by and stars Lymm High School alumni Rae Bell.

It tells the story of a fictitious woman called Lucy’s journey with breast cancer through the perspective of her left and right boob.

Rae’s journey to telling this story began with her mum’s breast cancer diagnosis. At the time, Rae was just 13 and her mother Marion was just 35.

The play is inspired by interviews conducted by Rae, and production company Close to Home Productions, with breast cancer survivors.

It is 60 minutes long, which is the length of time it takes to perform a standard lumpectomy, and 'from bra fittings to breast cancer diagnosis, Lucy’s boobs tell her story'.

On the news of receiving the grant, Rae said: “This funding will allow us to create our dream tour.

“We will be performing in some incredible venues around the UK, reaching new audiences in hospitals and community centres and meeting emerging theatre makers in schools and through our trainee scheme.

"It will also further the impact of the show’s message through more support from local charity Prevent Breast Cancer.

“We will be able to employ seven new female or non-binary artists, as well gain personal professional support from some dream mentors. We are beyond thrilled, grateful, and excited.”