The Promise

by Spare Tyre in London Borough of Camden

The Promise is a new play that explores the moral complexities of the personal choice of assisted dying, provoking debate around this issue

by Spare Tyre in London Borough of Camden

We did it
On 22nd December 2017 we successfully raised £1,705 with 42 supporters in 42 days

'This play, based on real events in Camden in the 1980s, is an important contribution to a debate that needs to be had.' - local MP Keir Starmer on The Promise, directed by Isaac Ngugi, exploring the subject of assisted dying.

Who are we?

We are SilverSage Theatre. We are raising funds to create a play to be performed in London in February (and beyond!). We (Cordelia, Rick, Vicky, Sieska and Linda plus friends) are all people over the age of 60, brought together through our previous performances with participatory theatre company Spare Tyre (sparetyre.org). With Spare Tyre’s support, we are leading our first project that we have developed ourselves!

What is the project?

This project started about a year ago when we came together to discuss ideas for a project – we talked about ageing, loneliness, mental health and isolation. One of the members then brought this local story to the group that was both compelling and thought provoking. This true story centres on a woman who assisted in the suicide of someone she cared for in Camden in the 1980s, and went to prison as a result. Some of the members know some of the people involved, and we decided that this story was important, not just locally but politically and socially, and needed to be told.

“I think this is a fascinating story with a really important central issue and an interesting, eccentric main character. … what particularly interests me about this story is that this isn't a completely straightforward moral tale.“ Rick, company member


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

You'll receive a 'shout out' on social media, thanking you for being such a brilliant person!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

As well as a social media 'shout out' you'll receive a digital copy of the script (for personal enjoyment only) and a signed photo from opening night.

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£250 Reward

As above, plus you'll receive a poster signed by the director, producer and cast, and a ticket to opening night.

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Reward

You'll be named as a special supporter in the programme and receive two tickets to opening night. In addition you'll be invited to chat with the cast over a glass of prosecco after the show, and receive a thank you card signed by the whole team.

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

As above plus you'll be welcomed to see the dress rehearsal. In addition you'll receive a personal invitation to tea with the cast to talk about the process of creating the production at a time that is suitable to you.


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