Eccles Performance of ‘Following Patient 36’ November 19th

Photo: Eccles Performance of ‘Following Patient 36’ November 19th

Following Patient 36 – a performance exploring Learning Disability History and the resilience of people with learning disabilities.

It’s your chance to see a performance of ‘Following Patient 36’ this November 19th in Eccles. During the Summer, DIY shared ‘Following Patient 36’ with an invited audience at The New Adelphi Theatre.

What people said about our first sharing of ‘Following Patient 36’

I feel quite emotional but it was really, really powerful. I really liked the movement, the film, the silence, they were really powerful. Well done. It was brilliant!
I think it’s a story that needs telling. It couldn’t be more timely – you mentioned in the film about things that are happening now to people, so I think it’s the right time to have the subject out there

Eccles performance of ‘Following Patient 36’ November 19th –  Eccles Town Hall.

This is your chance to see where we’re up to with research and development towards our performance piece ‘Following Patient 36’. So far our research work has been concentrating on life inside the institution. We thought it essential to explore some of what it feels like to be in an institution, in order to start to understand what it feels like to come out of an institution. 
Click here to find out more about ‘Following Patient 36’ You can see the trailer for this show and other video’s which we have made during the development of this project.

You are invited!

Come and see ‘Following Patient 36’

  • Thursday 19th November 2019
  • 6-30pm
  • Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles M30 0LH
Tickets £4 – available on the door – to be sure of your place, please ring DIY on 0161 212 4984 to book your seat.

Let us know what you think!

As this is part of the R&D of ‘Following Patient 36’, we would love to hear what you think of it. The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion and refreshments, included in the ticket price.

Next steps

Over the next two years, DIY will continue to research local Learning Disability History and will be developing the show which you have seen today for a wider audience. We will also be creating a show and workshops to tour local schools. 

It’s not too late for you to be involved, so if you have stories or experiences to share, DIY would really like to hear from you.

photo from sharing event - Anna takes off her hospital dress and throws it away

Following Patient 36 is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.logo of National Lottery Heritage Fund - click to visit their website

Arts Council England logo - click to visit their site.

The piece includes original films made with Hilary Easter-Jones and costumes and props created with our designer Nerissa Cargill Thompson.