I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die
RUNNING TIME OF 75 MINUTES (A 45 MINUTE PLAY & A 30 MINUTE INTERACTIVE DRUG EDUCATION WORKSHOP)
FOR UP TO 200 STUDENTS (per performance, up to three performances a day)
In Jan 2020 Wizard Theatre produced the 4th professional tour of ILYM, after COVID the 5th and 6th tour took place in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Touring for 8 -10 weeks around Central and Southern England, this year is our 4th year and the 7th professional tour around London, Central and the South East.
The Story of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a bright and popular sixteen year old boy from south London who died in January 2014, from ecstasy. The play is written by award-winning playwright Mark Wheeller, one of the UK's most performed writers, who specialises in powerful verbatim theatre. ILYM is published by Methuen (Bloomsbury).
This project is a collaboration between Wizard and the DSM foundation, a drug education charity working with young people, parents, teachers and professionals across the UK.
Students will learn that there's always a choice and that the risks associated with drug use are incredibly high. Through this powerful verbatim performance they witness the joyful life and tragic death of Dan Spargo-Mabbs, and see how devastating the loss of a young life is for the family, friends and the wider community.
2024 marks the tenth anniversary of Dan’s death and the setting up of the foundation in his name.
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