‘I used to be interested in clothes, clubs, buying records. And men.
Now my life…what life?
It’s all clinics and crematoriums.’
In the 1980’s, AIDS was a new and terrifying disease. You saw it as a death sentence. If you had it, you were shunned by society, no-one would even touch you. Until… the Princess of Wales very publicly visited patients on Britain’s first AIDS Unit at London’s Middlesex Hospital. Diana shook their hands and wore no gloves, no ‘space suit’ protective clothing. This one gesture changed everything and was instrumental in shifting public and media attitudes. What was it like to be there on that day? Based on personal testimonies, Bren Gosling’s ground-breaking and intensely moving new play is inspired by Diana’s visit. It tells the stories of quiet personal courage and human dignity behind the main event.
Thomas Page Dance Company will perform a new choreographic work in response to the play. Q & A panel for the 7pm show will be chaired by Paul Coleman – BAFTA nominated director and film Producer of the AIDS Since the 80’s Project.
Suitable for ages 16+
Performances at 2.30pm (ends approx 4.15pm) & 7pm (ends approx 9.30pm)
Tickets: £12 (£10)