We’ve invited Croydon Samaritans to give a short pre-show presentation followed by a Q&A about their work before the performance of You Stupid Darkness! on Wednesday 29 November.
It will run from 7.15pm – 7.45pm and everyone is welcome to attend.
The context of our upcoming play by Sam Steiner is the office of Brightline, a listening service loosely based on the Samaritans, staffed by volunteers hoping to help people deal with their fears and anxieties amid a world that’s hurtling towards its end.
The play emphasises the importance of “someone you can talk to”, focusing on connection and empathy in supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Most of us will be familiar with the invaluable real-life work done by the Samaritans in this vein for the past 70 years (in fact the Samaritans organisation was officially “born” in November 1953).
If you’d like to know more about them, or you’ve ever thought of volunteering with the Samaritans, now’s your chance!
All Wednesday night ticket holders will be automatically invited to attend, but anyone is welcome to come along just for that half hour. If you’d like to come along, please reserve a free ticket here so we have an idea of numbers. We’d love to see you!