There's this incredible thing about real life - it can be emotional, moving, heart breaking, revealing, hysterically funny.

Anna Jefferson and Alice Trueman recognised that and asked women to unearth their family skeletons, advice and stories.

Hundreds of submissions ranged from the moving to the hilarious - and they have been brought together to shape an incredible, funny and moving play.

Three Generations of Women started with the advice and anecdotes. Seemingly fractured and isolated words, sentences and phrases.

The gems which everyone's mothers and grandmothers have passed down through the generations.

Sometimes seemingly random advice. But always backed up, whether you know it or not, with world experience and wisdom.

But slowly the four characters' lives came together, in an incredible and artistic weaving, a neat knitting of storylines.

The result was an incredibly moving piece of theatre.

You'd struggle not to reflect on your own life afterwards.

There was chatter and tears in the interval, and even more when the play closed.

The audience quietly confessed their own family secrets of adoption, family feuds, deeply buried secrets.

Three Generations of Women is a pure delight, a well performed and expertly devised masterpiece, which will move even the most hardened.

Five Stars.