Events and workshops - Normal? a sibling play
Saturday 8 June 2013 in York City Centre
1:00 -3:00 pm
Vintage Star Productions will be performing their play Normal? - a sensitive and moving portrayal of the affects of mental illness on two siblings, one of whom has mental health problems.
The play will be followed by facilitated group discussions providing a chance to think about how these issues affect you and your family and to share advice and ideas with others.
Back by popular demand, Vintage Star Productions first led this workshop at our Siblings Connect event in May 2012, and was well-received by attendees who told us:
The play was extremely real and very true to the interactions and emotions I feel I have with supporting my sister with her illness.
The play was fantastic. Very well devised and acted. A good way to access a lot of issues.
It's a story about mental illness told through the lives of two adopted sisters, Ray and Ash. Ash suffers from mental health problems and lives with her younger sister Ray.
The play explores not only mental health, but also a deeply loving and at times painfully difficult sibling relationship.
Within the piece you witness the emotional struggle that both siblings face when dealing with mental health and the journey that they go on to find a sense of normality.
Mental health is a subject very close to director and author of the play, Ann Akin's heart. She felt it was extremely important to shine a light on the sometimes unheard sibling voice and that's how the story of Normal? came to life.
This workshop provides a chance to think about the common emotions and issues you may face as a sibling such as guilt, fear, loss, changing responsibilities, and situations such as dealing with stigma and discrimination.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays