Tuesday 28 May 2019

TangleTree - more than just a play

(The following was sent to Buxton Fringe by the production companies behind 'TangleTree'. We are happy to share this. If you have news or stories about your Fringe40 show send  them to: entries@buxtonfringe.org.uk and we'll post them here).

'TangleTree': A Tale of Triumph, Despair, Hope and Love
('TangleTree' opens at the Green Man Gallery on 4th July - open link to see trailer)

'Am I dead?' Hazel asks, as her mother Ivy contemplates the past and an unknown future

A catastrophic event forces the two women to face reality. But what is familiar – where is the thread? Is it in the wool, the yarn? Can it be found in a Pas de Chat? Or does it lie with sleeping dogs?

'TangleTree' will resonate with anyone who has loved and triumphed, raged or even despaired at life's challenges.

This play is inspired by real life experiences , people who have told us their stories.
To them we offer our grateful thanks...
'The acting is brilliant...nuanced interactions evoke a sense of real life unreliability and idiosyncrasy.' (6th Stroud Theatre Festival reviews)

'That is my story.' (Audience member)

'A hard hitting piece of important theatre.' (Audience member)

JDJB and TLBB Productions' play 'TangleTree' is a fictionalised story based on research.
Many people came forward with their stories of survival through brain injury. Stories of despair, hope, bravery and love.
More recently after seeing an item on the BBC about Steve Richards and his mum Ali, we felt we wanted to help raise awareness of Steve, his need for funding  and his continuing journey.
Their story touched our hearts.

Ali says:-
“Nothing can prepare you for a phone call like the one I received on 23rd December 2014.It was to say my son Steve had been found unconscious at 2am on a roadside in Thailand with severe brain injuries…. Over four years later, and battling the odds, we need to raise a total of £5,000 to cover urgently needed specialist physio and hydrotherapy to help Steve to walk again.”
He has fought hard, and can now smile, but Ali his mother waits for the day when she hears her son say “Hello Mum”.

Steve and Ali desperately need your help. They are about halfway to the target of £5,000. If you want to give the link is here:

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