NEW RUN for sell-out theatre production
Authentic life during the asylums' closure
Theatre group Vital Xposure presented Julie McNamara’s The Knitting Circle at the Cochrane Theatre, London on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011.
The playwright – herself a survivor of the Mental Health services – lived and worked at Harperbury Hospital, in Hertfordshire, for two years in the 1980s. She has recently been back to visit. The play, directed by Paulette Randall, is based on authentic testimony and follows the story of Jackee, who ran a women’s group there.
The show previewed earlier in the year at the Soho Theatre and was a complete sell-out.