Thursday 2 June: 7.30pm
Please note seating is unreserved.
Queen’s Hall are delighted to be supporting Queen’s Hall Youth Theatre Director Susan Betts, in the first public reading of her new play in development Prick Him and I Bleed (working title).
Based on interviews with adult siblings of people with learning-disabilities and autism, and using their words, the play reveals the good, the bad, and the funny of their unique lives.
We meet Frank, a 62 year old ex journalist, as he realises he has to take over the care of his twin brother. Can he take on the authorities to get what he wants for John? And what will he lose along the way?
We also meet a chorus of younger siblings as they explore the complexities of this unspoken lifelong relationship: for all, a journey of intense love.
The script in hand reading will be directed by award winning Co-Director of Lung Theatre, Matt Woodhead.
After the reading, there will be an informal Q&A. By putting their questions and observations to the writer, director and actors, the audience will be supporting the future development of the play. Susan hopes that the piece can go on to be produced, bringing this silent perspective to a wider audience.
The project being is supported by Queen’s Hall Arts; Sibs, Britain’s only charity for siblings of disabled people; and generously funded by Arts Council England.
Running time: Approx. 1hr
This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.