A new play telling the story of three parent carers as they experience a catastrophic yet everyday moment in their lives will debut on Monday 23 January at Exeter Phoenix.
Written by Brenda Callis, Until Tomorrow explores the emotional toll of caring for a disabled child in difficult circumstances.
The play is based on medical research by academic Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer and has been developed with the support of dramaturg Julie McNamara.
The work is still in development: audience feedback will be invited and welcomed.
Brenda Callis is a playwright from Bristol who is a Bristol Old Vic open sessions writer and also runs workshops. She is currently taking part in a producing programme at the Tobacco Factory.
Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer is Associate Professor of Social Care at the University of Birmingham and was previously a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School. Her research focuses on suicide, homicide and self-harm in unpaid carers.
Julie McNamara is a dramaturg as well as writer and performer. She focuses on social justice issues and has created work on topics including Alzheimer’s disease, disability and medical museums.
Until Tomorrow is at 7.30pm on Monday 23 January at Exeter Phoenix.
Tickets cost £10 with £8 concessions or £5 for carers, students and under 25s.
More information and booking via the Exeter Phoenix website.