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Laugh, Cry and Learn with the Silk Rags Project

If a friend received a cancer diagnosis, what would you say and do?

Follow the story of 5 friends and how they handle a cancer diagnosis.


We offer an award-winning educational reading & listening experience which explores this topic from different angles through laughter AND tears but also lessons learned along the way.

Our kits are for Individuals, Home Parties, Book Clubs & Community Theatre Groups.


Dig out your 'Inner Thespian', learn & raise funds for Cancer Research.

Silk Rags The Musical at Monto

Our Story

Briohne Sykes Scriptwriter Powerfully Fragile The Silk Rags Project
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Whilst undergoing cancer treatments, Briohne Sykes and Dee Handyside separately created a script and musical album which covered the experience


They are now combined as an entertaining and educational experience which donates 38% of proceeds to Australian Cancer Research Foundation

We acknowledge the collaboration and assistance of Griffith University in the research and development of our educational handout 'Not Sure What to Say & Do?'

Dee Handyside Composer The Silk Rags Project

Express yourself, Enjoy yourself & Educate yourself while raising funds for Cancer Research


Taster Kits

Read, listen & learn in your own time.. Decide if you wish to upgrade to a group kit or other product - knowing that you have donated to cancer research.


Host @ Home Kits

Purchase a Group Hosting pack, invite some friends around & have fun reading out the characters & listening to the songs. Learn knowing that you have donated to cancer research.





An in-expensive production for your community Theatre Group.. Minimal props & a small cast size challenges cast & crew whilst entertaining and educating audiences. Your Theatre Group will have donated to cancer research. 



Join our Composer in a 1 hour audio, video & musical presentation which tells the story of 'The Silk Rags Project'.  Ideal for community groups, corporate events & conferences. 

University Students

Role-Play Workshops


A role-play learning resource for hospitals & cancer patient support groups.

Participants will learn communication strategies and cancer patients will learn about the type of comments that they may receive after diagnosis. 

Know where your money is going

38% of our proceeds are donated to Australian Cancer Research Foundation

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This means for every $50 spent - we will donate $19.03 directly to cancer research. 

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