The 2nd version of the musical theatre work co-written and co-performed with four women living with life threatening illnesses and composed by Orlando Gough. Developed in collaboration with puppeteer Stephen Mottram. Toured to Greenwich Theatre and Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, Greenwich and Bexley Cottage Hospice and Trinity Hospice London.
1. Fanfare (2:16)
Jennie, Muriel, Collette and Glassine decide to defy death and set off on a pleasure trip. But where is the boat going? And will they return?
2. Under the knife
Jennie describes how her cancer op leaves her feeling – like the stringless puppet of the show.
3. The Puppet (0:57)
What does the puppet represent? Who? Why is she in the show? Who made her? Stephen Mottram explains.
4. Postcards from Paradise (2:00)
Glassine plans the holiday of a life time – away from the dark winters of cancer. And she will send us postcards.
6. Drinking without thinking (1:46)
How can the simple act of drinking require such care and attention? Ask Collette who finds it hard to hold a cup.
7. Wish U were here! (0:48)
Glassine goes snorkelling in the Red Sea, and has an assignation – with Mr Morphine