Home is where our story begins...
2022, 90 minutes
Vincent ‘explores the visceral emotional labour involved in surviving – and creating – home.’
The Psychologist, In Loco Parentis, 2020
Home is where our story begins. It’s not always a place – it’s a condition, a feeling, a sense of connection. It shapes who we are. Hold Tight explores how adverse childhood experience, abrupt change and separation impact on young people’s lives.
With four adults and three young people on stage, accompanied by testimonies from care-experienced teenagers in the UK and folk songs recorded with Ukranian refugees in Poland, VDT’s production reflects on home, family and belonging and how, when we long for intimacy and connection, sometimes we just have to Hold Tight.
Age Guidance 14+ This production may contain scenes that some people might find upsetting.
“Really beautiful very, very moving” ILP Audience member & Q+A participant
“I loved the multi-layering and your varied use of media. I thought this enabled the audience to have a sense of the confusion around our children… I actually think it was so profound that some were stunned into silence. I think many will be processing what they experienced for many weeks.” Louise Michelle Bombèr, Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Therapist (ILP Post-show Q+A Panel Member)
Wednesday 2nd November, Brewery Arts, Kendal, 8pm, 01539 725133
Friday 4th November, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 7.30pm, 0151 709 4988
Tuesday 8th November, Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 7.30pm, 01695 584480
Saturday 12th November, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, 7.30pm, email@example.com
Thursday 24th November, Norwich Theatre Playhouse, 7.30pm, 01603 630000