Getting Better Slowly

What if you woke up to find your body was slowly shutting down? Unable to walk, talk or blink and nobody knows why …

When Guillain Barré Syndrome affected Adam Pownall it caused full paralysis within days.

Getting Better Slowly tells his inspiring story of recovery through new writing, sound and movement.

Funny, moving, and honest, Adam’s journey through illness and rehabilitation – including months re-learning how to walk and talk invites audiences to consider how they would deal with an unexpected illness or accident, and explores how it feels when your closest relationship is with the illness that’s holding you back.

Cast: Kitty Randle and Adam Pownall.

Produced by Adam Pownall and assistant producer Martyn Bignell, written by Nick Wood, dramaturgy Luca Rutherford, directed by Mathilda Branson, designed by Kate Unwin with choreography by Marc Brew and Kimberley Harvey and lighting by Howell Thomas. Production Management from Laura Stone.



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