On Monday 23rd January we went to Exeter Phoenix to watch a performance. Invisible Army stories made with parent carers were apart of the creation of the piece.
Until Tomorrow follows three parent carers through a moment in their life – a moment that is both catastrophic, and everyday.
Informed by Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer’s research, and conversations with carers, this powerful new play by Brenda Callis dramatises the physical and emotional toll of caring for a disabled child. In a system which punishes parents for wanting the best for their child, everyday is a battle to be seen, heard and respected. Over time the strain becomes too much, with research showing that some carers think of ending their lives.
We need to talk about care, before it’s too late.
This is a developing piece, and they are really interested in your feedback on the show.
If you are interested in the project, they will be professionally filming the performance and can send this to you.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
We were very moved by the piece and felt we heard so many carers stories within the piece. We are so grateful to Brenda and her team, taking a brave step to discuss painful subjects. Voicing what many feel they are unable to.
We are excited to continue supporting Brenda and her team with the development of the piece!