Ma Kelly tells how to play it safe

Merton Council is supporting a play by the Attic Theatre Company to help deliver a powerful message to elderly and vulnerable people highlighting how to stay safe and well in their home.

‘Ma Kelly Plays it Safe’ is a fun, light-hearted and interactive play by local author Jane James. It aims to draw attention to fire, falls and food poisoning in the home, it also looks at the need for security and a safe home environment.

The lead character, Ma Kelly, realises she needs to take care of herself. The ghost of her friend Gertie sees Ma Kelly in danger and comes back from the “other side” to warn her about potential dangers in the home. Before long they have everything under control and Ma Kelly finds she quite enjoys “playing it safe”.

The play provides an enjoyable hour of entertainment as well as offers some important and easy-to-follow advice on staying safe and secure in the home.

The plays take place on:
Monday 19 November, 11.00am and 2.00pm at Glebelands (sheltered accommodation), 90 Lovelance, Mitcham, CR4 3DD
Tuesday 20 November, 1.30pm at Age Concern, 277 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3NT

The plays have been brought to Merton in partnership with Merton Council, the London Fire Brigade, Hanover at Home (provide free home safety checks) and Age Concern Merton. Admission is free, but booking is essential. Contact 020 8545 3399 or e-mail