In England, a play will chronicle a woman’s fight against the factory that exposed her to asbestos causing her and her mother to eventually die of mesothelioma.
June Hancock lost her mother to mesothelioma in 1983 and then tragically lost her own battle to the cancer in 1997. June was exposed to asbestos as a child playing outside of the factory, throwing asbestos snowballs and playing hopscotch on sidewalks covered in asbestos. Before her death June was able to win a landmark settlement against the factory, which paved the way for many others to seek compensation against those responsible in exposing others to asbestos.
The West Yorkshire Playhouse will be putting the production on and is currently in the process of auditioning performers.