Sue Townsend's play sees three agoraphobic women endure a jumble sale organised by their social workers in an attempt to drag them, kicking and screaming, into the open. High jinks ensue as Fliss, the lefty trainee and Gwenda, the 'ex' agoraphobic volunteer get the 'girls' to face the public.
The girls are obsessively hygienic Bell Bell, ex variety songstress Katrina and the vulgar Margaret whose 'been in' longer than either of the others. The origins of their fears are explained as the jumble sale takes its toll in Sue Townsend's 'amusing yet uncomfortable and occasionally shocking slice of Eighties’ life'.
'As a study of agoraphobia, Bazaar and Rummage...is written with great verve, style and wit' (Benedict Nightingale, New Statesman)