In 2013 Tana drove into a tree. Bullied by the headmaster, stalked by a shark, stretching up to mother who had died and gone to heaven left her alone and adrift in a landscape of her own imagination. They put her in pyjamas and took away her things. Hide and seek in hospital, pill popping and paralysed, the only way out was in. The tree at the windscreen. The airbag on impact. It seemed so. Soft. Sirens. Silence. Redemption comes in many guises. The tiger. The teabag. The fork. A true, strange, and funny story bravely told.
Reviews for Jeremy Stockwell’s writing:
BBC on Scenes From the Life of Sutcliffe.
'Stockwell perfectly captures the curious innocence of pre-Beatles Britain, ...and a burgeoning generation and its art.'
Film Review Magazine on The Overcoat
'true to the original while at the same time cleverly commenting on social injustices of today.... touching and challenging. And often very funny...'
The Guardian on A Sockful of Custard
'Stockwell neatly invokes the comic invention and impish glee of (Spike) Milligan at his best. Crisp new writing. Deeply moving and utterly hilarious.'
Reviews for Tana Macpherson-Smith’s writing:
Debra Landwehr Engle, author on Lipstick on a Pig
'A riveting read, with countless insights about what poor mental health—and today’s critical need for competent care—look like.'
Debra Landwehr Engle, author on There’s a Monkey on My Shoulder
'Tana Macpherson-Smith has devised a brilliant way for young people to understand their inner strengths and gifts, then turned it into a captivating story... A must read.'
Presented by: Tana Macpherson-Smith
Written & performed by Tana Macpherson-Smith
Written & directed by Jeremy Stockwell
Original Music by Tim Arnold
That It Should Come To This
Sat 23 May @ 6pm
Sun 24 May @ 4:30pm
65 min, no interval
Standard £12/ Conc £9
Standard Full Price applies to all Adults aged 16 and over.
Concessions Price applies to Children under 16, Over 65s and On Benefits only (proof of eligibility will be required).