Domestic Violence destroys the lives of people and their loved ones on a daily basis. It cuts across class, race, sexual orientation, age. 'Forever Changes' sets out to raise awarness of the realities of Domestic Violence and how it affects a multitude of people, we want to move away from the stereotypes and cliches surround these issues.
This innovative new play combines live music and stylized techniques to tell the story. We're partnering up with local charity Manchester Women's Aid in order to ensure all of our content and research is accurate as well as raising awarness for the charity itself.
When people enter relationships, they believe that they will endure - last forever. But often, forever changes and life has a habit of throwing spokes into the wheels that guide our dreams. ‘Forever Changes’ not only shows the repercussions of domestic abuse on the perpetrators and survivors, but the impact on friends and family around them.
A gripping, pacy probe into the impact of domestic abuse told through spoken word, music, physical theatre and honest gritty acting.
Where is the money going?
Putting on shows of high quality is costly, we want to tell this important story in the best way so we can to ensure a high level of impact. The money will go towards the ever rising costs of:
- Set & Props
- Flyers & Posters
Craig Sanders (Director)
Craig recently won the MTA Award for 'Best Fringe Production'. He's an innovative theatre director who trained at Rose Bruford College. He has most recently directed the award winning production of The Trial (Hope Mill, Summerhall, HOME) and the five star critically acclaimed Crimes Against Christmas(Lichfield Garrick/Theatre Royal Bath). His work has played in some notable theatres across the UK including: HOME, Sheffield Theatres, Southwark Playhouse Oldham Coliseum and Buxton Opera House where he was resident director between 2013 and 2016 and has trained and directed the juvenile chorus' for the award winning.
Dave Jones (Writer)
Dave has been a frequent theatre goer for over 35 years. He has been involved as a volunteer and participant at Bolton’s acclaimed Octagon Theatre since 2010, curating Poetry events, contributing material to their Investigate Days, and writing blogs. He has had several short stories and poems performed at its annual Best of Bolton showcase events.
His first introduction to playwriting was five years when Dave was involved with a small Salford based theatre group that co-wrote and performed (in Salford and Liverpool) a play about Spanish Civil War volunteers.
This led to him writing a number of short plays and monologues which have been performed, mainly script in hand, at fringe venues in Greater Manchester. All of them have been well received by the audiences.
In his professional life, Dave was a well-respected trade union studies lecturer and a senior union official in the public sector. He supported and advised a number of people affected by domestic abuse. He also helped to draw up and deliver policies and training courses on the issue.
Sophie Whitfield for Mr Millerman Presents Ltd (Producer)
From a young age Sophie has always been passionate about theatre and has a wide range of experience from performing to producing, and even reviewing. In 2015 Sophie graduated from the University of Lincoln with a First Class degree in Drama. Whilst at University Sophie was part of a student group who produced and commissioned work in and around Lincoln. She also choreographed two productions that were performed in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Alongside her studies she worked at Chapterhouse Theatre Company assisting the Producer with the companies Open-air tours across two summer periods. She is currently working in London for a company that focuses on learning and development through drama techniques. Sophie is very excited to be working with Mr Millerman Presents on this exciting project.