OUR AIMS FOR THE PLAY
To coincide with the 70th anniversary of Operation Hurricane, GUINEA PIGS will have a short run at The Space in London from the 4th - 8th October 2022.
One performance will be live-streamed with a post-show Q&A with the cast and Ceri McDade, Chair of the British Nuclear Test Veterans Association (BNTVA). This production has the full support of the BNTVA.
We want to engage GSCE students and above with an interest in history (particularly cold war), politics, theatre for change and youth activism. Our plan is to create a downloadable educational resource and make the play more accessible to them via the livestream or on-demand facility.
A further aim of this short run is to gain reviews and further publicity and backing leading to a longer run in 2023, incorporating a UK tour to areas where the test veterans and their families are highest in population.
- WORKSHOPS ON MORAL INJURY
With support of, and hopefully as a joint venture with the BNTVA, we would like to accompany the 2023 run with a series of workshops run by qualified professionals.
Using themes from the play, these workshops will be aimed at the adult children and grandchildren of the nuclear test veterans, introducing the concept of moral injury. Understanding the potential complex psychological and emotional implications of growing up in a nuclear test veteran family, providing further insight into its impact and helping to develop a vocabulary with which to describe their experience to effectively advocate for their needs going forwards.
GUINEA PIGS is a heart-warming story despite some of the themes and ultimately we want our audiences to feel uplifted and energised, reminded of the power of using their voice to effect positive change.