The Old Library - 10 Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, UK
** Please note the change of date - this show will now take place on Saturday the 10th October, 2020.
Sheepish Productions present:
plus a post-show talk
“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.
James is suffocated by his past. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It’s a story about the importance of talking, opening up and grieving at the right time and about not letting your past determine your future.
An intimate and gripping account of life and death, developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.
Communicate is an intense exploration of the effects of grief on individuals and on relationships. The play is autobiographical, the writer lost both his parents whilst he was in his twenties, shut down, did not communicate and, a few years later, was diagnosed with PTSD. The central aims of the play are to address and raise awareness of the need to grieve, to talk, to listen and to have hope. The play seeks to open up a dialogue about addressing your feelings at the right time and in the right way to try to limit the long-term impact on your mental and physical health as far as it is possible to do so.
Suitable for ages 12+
NB: This play addresses and raises issues in relation to grief, bereavement and mental health. It contains flashing light effects, mild adult language and themes of death, grief (and Santa!)
“Brilliant, moving, real, funny, thought provoking & intriguing. It dealt with a “difficult issue” but with characters you cared about” - Tom Bailey, Love Arts Leeds
“Very poignant, raw and powerful. I laughed out loud a few times which I very rarely do” – Chris O’Connor, Playwright
“wonderfully moving….a beautiful tapestry about life” – Anna Fletcher, Oldham Reporter
“Everyone should see this play” – Leeds Area Manager, Cruse Bereavement Care
“Superb and captured the feeling of grief perfectly” – Karen Read, Seagull Theatre
“Excellent play on a very difficult subject, very moving and heart felt” - Audience Member, Oldham Libraries
“Bloody lovely, heart-breaking and funny” – Jo West, Playwright