Date: Tue 27 Nov
Time: 2.30pm & 7.45pm
Produced by: Myrtle Theatre in association with Sailsbury Playhouse
Written by: Sue Shields
Matty is off to college in an hour – and he’s left it to Mum to pack his suitcase. She won't miss the slamming doors, the queue for the bathroom and the phone bills. But Matty is no ordinary teenager. Will his Mum cope without him? Will he cope with the challenges that lie ahead?
And how will they fit the life-size model of Buffy the Vampire Slayer into the back of the car?
This honest and uplifting play was inspired by the extraordinary life story of a boy with Down’s syndrome, and his mother’s humorous and idiosyncratic perspective on bringing him up.
In this unique production the gifted and charismatic Nathan Bessell plays the central character Matty, drawing on his own life experiences, alongside Heather Williams.
"The whole production makes for an emotional but never sentimental picture of an unusual but strangely familiar relationship. A truly entertaining and uplifting story" Bristol Evening Post
"The result is a touching interplay of warmth, anxiety and laughter as Odette recalls the extraordinary journey of giving birth to a child with Down’s syndrome and her battles with the world at large to give him the upbringing he deserves." ****