There will be a performance of the Beyond Closed Doors Theatre Company’s production of ‘Daisy Through the Looking Glass’ in Henleaze on Saturday September 14th. The themes of the play, drawn from true stories from the family court, relate to parental conflict and children’s arrangements. The dramatic presentation compels the audience to reflect upon and to question the way we currently deal with all this and the implications for children and parents alike.
The performance will be followed by a discussion facilitated by the President of the Bristol Child Contact Centre, His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC. This promises to be a uniquely engaging evening for anyone interested in family justice. Enjoyable too!
Tickets (£7.50, including refreshments – wine/soft drink/tea or coffee) available now from Eventbrite.
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‘Daisy through the looking glass’ is based on true but hidden stories that play out in the Family Court. Beyond Closed Doors Theatre Company, brings to a Bristol audience this powerful tale of love, life and family conflict and its sad, seemingly inevitable consequences for mother, father and most of all for their daughter Daisy herself. This production is presented by the Bristol Child Contact Centre, which, for nearly 30 years has been helping children like Daisy and their parents.
It is estimated that, in Bristol more than 3,000 children lose all contact with a parent following parental separation. This cannot be a matter that remains behind closed doors. The play aims to raise awareness, increase understanding and provoke discussion of issues that touch on the lives of all of us. Following the performance a discussion during which the actors will remain in character will be assisted by facilitator HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC Designated Family Court Judge for Bristol, Avon and Gloucester.
Maggie: Keran Brady began her acting invovement as a member of the National Youth Theatre, has worked with Solent People’s Theatre , Southampton and in Ireland , New Zealand and the UK as a theatre practitioner, faclitator, atrts & media co-ordinator , director actor and teacher. Founder creative director for BCD Theatre .
Dave: Marc Besant grew up in Bristol and has appeared in several stage and film productions including, most recently playing Raymond Bock in David Hare’s ‘Plenty’ at the Mission Theatre Bath; awarded the Rosebowl award for Best Actor in 2015for his portrayal of Hamlet.
Daisy: Leah Brady worked with theatre companies in New Zealand where she trained with Body in Space Theatre Company and was part of dance, drama and musical theatre companies. Moving to the UK in 2015 Leah was a founding actor with BCD while at St. Brendan’s sixth form college. She is currently studying Performing Arts at Middlesex University.