Royal College of Nursing
Thu 4 Aug 2022
7:00 pm
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Join us for a performance of the play SOPHIE by Emily Curtis and Sophie Potter, exploring family life, stigma and Down’s syndrome.
In person from 6 – 7 pm at the Royal College of Nursing for refreshments and a chance to look round our exhibition on the history of learning disability nursing.
Performance starts 7 pm (in person and online): Sophie is an autobiographical story written by sisters Emily and Sophie. The play lays bare the true hardship faced by a family living in Hull – a place where Down’s syndrome was stigmatised, side-lined, and treated as an illness. The narrative is raw and exposing, yet it is held together by moments of gentleness and childlike innocence. The story is ultimately a celebration, shedding light on how fulfilling life can be with someone like Sophie in it. The play will be performed in person and streamed online and followed by a Q&A with Emily and Sophie.