At The Hope Theatre in Islington a talented line up of musicians and spoken word artists took us on a journey of exploration around the theme of self esteem with show host Sacha Mandel.
The show was simultaneously live streamed on Facebook so even if you couldn’t attend in person you can still watch it back.
The show was opened by Tim Fletcher on the guitar accompanied by Sara Jasmin Page on the piano. We were treated to the first ever live performance of this song!
They were followed by a clever and intruiging spoken word act by Tom Manning. Segun Haughton was up next and he performed his song Valleys on the guitar.
Wordsmith Laurentia Campbell performed a powerful spoken word piece. Laurentia is also featured in episode 4 of our podcast.
The show came to a close with another special performance on the piano by Sara Jasmin Page, accompanied by Tim on the guitar.
This event was part of Measured Festival. All profits made by Forward Thought Theatre went to charities Rethink Mental Illness and Beat. The festival comprised of a roster of electric late-night preview and work-in-progress shows, presented after each performance of Emma O’Brien’s witty and moving new play Measured.
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
Beat are the UK’s eating disorder charity, their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders, for both those suffering and those living alongside them.