are thrilled and privileged to support this new work by Alexandra
Spencer Jones and a number of our FabAmbassadors have participated in
the development of the play and explored their own experiences of grief
and loss during the pandemic.
So whats it about?
Centred around the
true-life story of one family’s journey through the pandemic, this
shocking and poignant tale weaves together verbatim stories from the
perspectives of patients, medical health care professionals and
relatives. Exploring and unpacking the experiences of those most
desperately affected by the pressures placed on the NHS and social care,
this play is told through the lens of those who have lived it and is
created by theatre maker Alexandra Spencer-Jones, who herself
experienced the thousand natural shocks of losing those closest to her
in the Pandemic.
The play’s relationship with music is extremely special, for many people communication with loved ones was through personlaised playlists, made to bring back memories and give comfort, played by nurses and care staff. Incorporating original music written in response to real life events, this important project is being built in direct conversation with Mind, The Limbless Association and various NHS trusts and Fab Ambassadors - proudly supported by Northampton Derngate Theatre, The Burgess Estate Salford, The Park Theatre London and Camden People’s Theatre.
There is only one opportunity for you to see this play on April 2nd at 9pm in London at the Camden Theatre. You can get your tickets HERE
The play, as part of the Research and Development process, will eventually materialise into a powerful film that will act as an ongoing resource to confront the mental health implications and ripple effect of loss and grief during the pandemic, so don't miss out on this thought provoking work and be part of the legacy as we collectively grieve, reflect and grow.