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Home Death at the Arts Centre

A play and reading by Nell Dunn
Arts Centre
Old Town, Swindon
Friday 17 May 2013

Death comes to us all, and, knowing this, many people’s preference is to die at home. But few do. Why?

Based on her own experiences and those of her friends, including Diana and George Melly, playwright Nell Dunn gives voice to the story of people who have experienced a home death. She tells a funny, moving, disturbing, and uplifting story.

Nell says this. ‘Home Death is a mixture of moments. I wrote it after my partner died. I wanted to make dying at home more supported. I wanted to write about some good deaths and bad ones too.’ As in Nell’s other award winning work, Poor Cow, Up the Junction, and Cancer Tales, she examines a difficult subject with humanity and insight.

Today, Home Death is presented and performed by Liz Rothschild and a cast of actors.

Following the performance, after a short break, there will be an audience q & a and discussion with Nell Dunn, Diana Melly, Liz Rothschild (Westmill Woodland Burial Ground) and Dr Kate Tredgett (Palliative Medicine Consultant at the Prospect Hospice). 

Doors: 12.30pm
Ticket Prices: £7, Concession £6

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