How can a Truth be told?
How can a Secret be spoken?
Combining three gripping narratives, a Japanese soldier who refuses to stand down, the inventor of the saxophone and the personal story of a betrayed schoolboy, GROOMED pushes past sensationalist news headlines, and shows the lasting impact of abuse into adulthood.
Presented at Soho Theatre in 2017, the play won the Broadway Baby Bobby Award, Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award and the Fringe Guru Brighton Fringe Award for Theatre at the 2016 Brighton Fringe. In 2019 GROOMED was powerfully reinvented as a film, shot entirely on location in a primary school classroom. Honest and provocative but never depressing, three poignant narratives are brought together to show how, when a story is told, it can save your life.
‘With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places’
‘A remarkable piece of theatre’
★★★★ Financial Times
Written and performed by Patrick Sandford (former Artistic Director of Nuffield Theatre Southampton)
Directed by Nancy Meckler
Music by Simon Slater
Presented by Ingenious Purpose.