Drama Events

NCPC are delighted to be able to offer specially commissioned plays that feature themes around end of life care.  The plays do not require a dedicated performance space and can be performed in any sized space.  All offer post-performance workshop and discussion.  

Ideal for social workers, care and medical staff and university students, these are the perfect complement to enhance the efficacy and outcomes of training or as a stand alone performance.

Homeward Bound – a dramatic piece performed by two actors and based on letters written by Lesley Goodburn to the doctors, nurses and physiotherapists who cared for her husband Seth before his untimely death from pancreatic cancer

Bounce Back Boy – the true story of Josh, a severely disabled boy, told through the very personal accounts and challenges his adoptive mother experienced around 'joined up care' provision.  Performed by one actor

Don't Leave Me Now - inspired by two real stories, this play is performed by five actors and explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different family units.  Written from the point of view of the family carer we are taken on a journey of love and loss

For more information or booking, please contact dramaevents@ncpc.org.uk 


About the playwright

Brian Daniels is an established playwright and theatre practitioner. 

Between 1997 and 2011 Brian was Artistic Director of the New End Theatre, Hampstead where he produced more than 200 new plays, musicals and cultural events. He was concurrently Artistic Director of the Shaw Theatre, Euston where he produced larger scale theatrical events and concerts with artists including Eartha Kitt, Elaine Stritch, Michael Feinstein, Elaine Paige, Gloria Gaynor, Boy George, Dionne Warwick, Chita Rivera and numerous others. Many of these concerts toured the UK. He was also Artistic Director of the New Players Theatre, London and the Grace Theatre, Battersea. He is currently Artistic Director of the New End Theatre Beyond. He is a Board member of the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and an Adviser to Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds and the newly created Fitzrovia Chapel Arts Centre, London.   

Don’t Leave Me Now is a play exploring the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families and inspired by two real stories. This play has had more than 80 performances throughout the UK and a full scale London production is planned for 2017. Commissions in 2016 include Homeward Bound and Bounce Back Boy, both commissioned by the National Council for Palliative Care to be performed to engage care and health professionals to look at the complex issues around palliative care.

He is represented by Meg Davis at the Ki-Agency, London (meg@ki-agency.co.uk)