Playing ON is a theatre company and social enterprise, set up in 2010 to produce quality theatre, transforming the lives of disenfranchised people.
The company translates their authentic voices and real life stories into high quality new writing. Through taking part in Playing On workshops and performances, participants can become professional theatre-makers, gain skills for life and are empowered to re-engage with education, training and employment.
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HEARING THINGS BY PHILIP OSMENT
Funny and engaging, ‘Hearing Things’ draws together the stories of those receiving and providing mental health care and opens the door on a closed world.
Nicholas is a psychiatrist battling with the demands of his work. When an ‘SUI’ (serious untoward incident) occurs to one of Nicholas’ patients, his life is turned upside down.
Playing ON produces theatre to transform the lives of disenfranchised people. For the past five years, they have been collaborating with psychiatrists, staff and patients, pulling together their stories to develop an urgent new show. ‘Hearing Things’ is the result of this work.
INTERVIEW WITH JIM POPE ON BBC RADIO LONDON