This DVD shows the original 2016 OYT production of I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die as premiered at the Brit School, directed by author, Mark Wheeller.
I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die is approved set text for the EDUQAS GCSE Drama (component 3)
I’d had a conversation specifically with Dan about ecstasy. It’s one of the things you do as a parent, isn’t it? Wear your helmet when you’re out on your bike, you know, don’t take drugs. To be honest, I was more worried about him being safe on his bike than at a party with his friends.
The words of the title are the last ones spoken by sixteen-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to his mother. One evening in January 2014, Daniel’s parents thought he was going to a friend’s house. He actually attended an illegal rave and later died after taking MDMA.
That fateful evening is told through the words of his school friends and family, divided into two hard-hitting acts in Mark Wheeller’s verbatim play.
I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die was commissioned by the DSM Foundation to raise awareness about the danger of party drugs. It is a fast-paced, tragic, vibrant piece of verbatim theatre, which should engage teenage readers, audiences and performers alike.
This DVD shows the original 2016 OYT production as premiered at the Brit School, directed by author, Mark Wheeller.
“I just wanted to say how absolutely devastating last night’s performance was. I haven’t stopped thinking about it all day. A beautiful, heart breaking and truly important piece of theatre. Incredible. I have never seen a piece of theatre like it. The kids are so affected by Too Much Punch as it is…the impact of I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die blows this out of the water. It’s a Drama teacher’s dream. If you get a chance go and watch as I promise you will want to teach it.” Alice Mitchell: Drama teacher from Wilts.