I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die (Plays for Young People)

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I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die (Plays for Young People)

I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die (Plays for Young People)

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Paul Ibbott - Composer of the underscore for the OYT production This book offers a unique and fulsome guide for teaching/studying this play and includes a detailed scheme of work for teachers using the play as a set text in the GCSE Drama examination. First it is one of the most perceptive stories ever written, dealing as it does with vanity, self delusion, conformity and truth. The latter can feel overwhelming for non-design candidates, but asking students to distil how they see the play through a front cover or production poster is a simple but effective visual extension of asking what the play is about. This poignant and eminently readable biography of the play is drawn from interviews with Dan’s family, friends and the OYT company. I hadn’t realised how much scope for creativity there was with a play taken completely from other people’s words.

Life is made of moments, memories and conversations and the strong theme running throughout this production is the strength people get from all these once there is nothing left and we can no longer speak to the person who has died. This project is a collaboration between Wizard and the DSM foundation, a drug education charity working with young people, parents, teachers and professionals across the UK. What’s most moving about this show is the painful honesty of it: the script contains all the teenage awkwardness you would expect from verbatim responses, and to their credit, the company capture this in the integrity of their performance …It’s the finest production I’ve seen so far this year…Take your children. We commissioned Mark Wheeller to turn Dan’s story into a play as part of our passionate commitment when Dan died to prevent any harm happening to anyone else’s family from drugs. When you meet former students, sometimes from decades back in my case, it’s usually taking part in Oliver!Come down the travelators, exit Sainsbury's, turn right and follow the pedestrianised walkway to Crown Walk and turn right - and Coles will be right in front of you. His friend, Jack while dealing with the trauma feels gratitude that they were together in Dan's last conscious moments and yes, in those last conscious moments, He was happy. The true story is enacted from verbatim interviews with Dan’s family and friends, curated by author Mark Wheeller into a one hour play, skilfully directed by Elliot Montgomery, artistic director of Tie It Up Theatre, a company which focuses on theatre in education.

Alex Colley is fantastic as Tim, Dan’s father, and his chemistry with Radford and Scott-Ward is truly believable. The verbatim play by Octopus Theatre (ninety-minutes, no interval) has two acts and is constructed through the testimonies of those who knew Daniel, his friends and family, as well as recreating the fateful night, trial, funeral and the aftermath of grief.It includes a detailed scheme of work created by Annette Hulme, Head of Academic Drama at Leicester Grammar School.

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