A HEATON actress is making a dramatic bid to stop making death a grave matter.

Full-time actress Louise Wilson will be helping bring a little bit of comedy to the subject of dying when she stars in a new black comedy by North West writer Sarah Cassidy.

Bleeding with Mother is set the night before a funeral and centres around a family vying to get their hands on a fortune stashed under their dearly departed mother's coffin.

Louise, aged 35, is playing the principal part of Carol Nolan, a downtrodden single mother working three jobs to keep her head above water.

She said: "I think it would be a good thing for all of us to talk a little more about death and help people deal with grief a bit better with more understanding shown.

"Death can be heart breaking especially for children but there are still moments where you smile. I remember being at a wake where we were looking at old photographs and laughing at the haircuts through the ages.

"I am very much looking forward to the production. I hope the reaction will be a good one and it to bring some light to what is a difficult subject.

"Carol is grieving, and has not seen her brother Randall in two years. The play is a comedy but deals with the difficult subject of death. We learn about Carol's relationship with her mother, and with Randall, and how things could of been very different."

Bolton-born Louise is a former pupil of Lever Edge Lane Primary School, Hayward School, and Bolton South Sixth Form College.

Growing up in Morris Green, she started acting at the age of 16 before going on to study for a degree in Theatre and Film studies at the Bolton Institute, now the University of Bolton before going on to star in production including all-female play Doe in Salford and in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

She will be starring alongside Bury actor Pete Gibson, who will be playing Randall, in the Room 5064 Productions play in Manchester at Gullivers in Oldham Street this Saturday and Sunday, Joshua Brooks in Oxford Road next Friday and Nexus in Dale Street Manchester on Saturday.

To purchase tickets visit www.fatsoma.com/room-5064-productions.