An acclaimed theatrical production which was developed by Sole Purpose Productions in conjunction with NSPCC Northern Ireland is returning for another date at The Playhouse this month.
Every Move You Make by Sole Purpose Artistic Director Patricia Byrne, was first produced in 2012 in conjunction with NSPCC, Youth Action NI and Women’s Aid.
Sole Purpose will be presenting Every Move You Make on Thursday, 22nd February at 10.30am at the Artillery Street venue, performed by Ulster University graduate Aoibh Johnson.
Sole Purpose are renowned for tackling difficult issues such as underage drinking, domestic violence, mental health and suicide as seen with their recent successful tour of Blinkered. The company have toured work extensively throughout Ireland and the UK, and have staged work in the US. They are core funded Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Margaret Gallagher, local campaigns manager for the NSPCC, who is based at the charity’s Foyle base at Exchange House in the city, helped develop the play.
Commenting on the production, Margaret said: “The NSPCC were delighted to be involved in the development of the Sole Purpose production of Every Move You Make.
“The play provides an innovative and powerful way to bring to audiences the subtle way an abusive relationship can develop and how difficult it can be for those experiencing domestic abuse to seek help.
“We provide services locally for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse in their families and they attend along with their mothers to help recover from the experience.
“However, the NSPCC recognises the critical importance of preventative messages to young people to help them understand what a healthy relationship should be and also what might be the early warning indicators of controlling and abusive behaviour.
“We are delighted that Sole Purpose Productions have been able to run the play again and we look forward to supporting them in the delivery of the production.”
Sole Purpose Artistic Director Patricia Byrne said: “Theatre has an important role to play in making positive change in our society. Every Move You Make raises awareness of this issue in a dynamic way and can make a direct social impact on the development of healthy relationships. We are very pleased to be working again with NSPCC to bring the play to a wider audience. ”
A Q&A session featuring representatives from the NSPCC and Women’s Aid will take place after the play to discuss issues raised in the production.
Every Move You Make will be performed on Thursday, 22nd February at 10.30am with tickets priced at £5. Book Here