This was a brand new show from Now You Know Theatre about chemotherapy and how it affects those suffering from cancer. Furthermore it highlighted the importance of having a positive attitude as the best approach to life whatever situation you are in.
Two different people are brought together by their shared chemotherapy treatment. Jeff is a newly diagnosed father of two while Jasmine is a 17-year-old girl, fighting cancer for the third time in her life. Together they form an unlikely friendship going through treatment. Jasmine is the positive force in this relationship, teaching Jeff about the important things in life and how to understand mortality.
Brilliantly written and directed by Anthony Orme, he has created a very touching piece of theatre that moved many in the theatre to tears. Cancer is something not often talked about in theatre. Now You Know have created a better dialogue about cancer and highlighted the importance of a positive outlook on life.There were fantastic performances from David Keogh and Alice Merivale as the two patients whilst Emily-Jane Ashford and Laura Ellis supported them excellently.
This was another great show from Now You Know Theatre and definitely one to see. Catch it and keep up to date with this rising theatre company.
Highlight of the piece – Jasmine’s final message to Jeff. A beautiful, funny and poignant way to end the show.
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