Livestream of Getting Better Slowly

Getting Better Slowly, the inspiring true story of one man’s two and half year journey to recovery after Guillain-Barré Syndrome paralysed him, will be streamed live on 26 February 2017.

Event type: Live stream

About this event

At the age of 26, in the space of three weeks, Adam Pownall went from being a fit and healthy dancer and performer to a paralysed man unable to blink unaided.

Getting Better Slowly is the story of his two and half year battle back to health, from learning to walk and talk again to the movement classes that kept him going to the first time he managed to play football again.

The show toured extensively through Autumn 2016, asking audiences how they might deal with an unexpected illness of accident, and will be livestreamed from Lincoln Drill Hall on 26th February 2017.

The show, which has already reached many recovered GBS suffers, will for the first time be able to reach those currently undergoing treatment for the illness.

The show is planning to tour again in Autumn 2017.

Through speech, movement, sound and verbatim text taken from interviews with Adam and his family, the show follows him from diagnosis to rehabilitation, capturing his highs and lows to create an inspirational piece about illness and recovery.

The condition, named after Doctors Georges Guillain and Jean Alexandre Barré in which the immune system damages the nerve cells causing muscle weakness and paralysis, has no known cause, though it is thought to be triggered by an infection or virus.

It affects one in 100,000 people, and there has recently been an increase in cases in countries that have experienced Zika virus outbreaks.

Suitable for ages 11+.

Cast & creatives

Performed by Adam Pownall & Kitty Randle

Creative Producer – Adam Pownall

Director – Tilly Branson

Movement Director – Marc Brew

Writer – Nick Wood

Composer – Poetical Machines Ltd

Designer – Kate Unwin

Production Manager – Laura Stone

Associate Choreographer – Kimberley Harvey

Associate Dramaturg – Luca Rutherford

Lighting Design – Howell Thomas

Assistant Producer – Martyn Bignel


Sunday 26 February 2017

Starts: 7-00 pm

Ends: 8-05 pm

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