I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die tells the tragic true story of the death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs following an MDMA overdose.
‘I hadn’t realised how much scope for creativity there was with a play taken completely from other people’s words.’ Jacob Spargo-Mabbs – Daniel’s elder brother.
‘Fiona told her story like a piece of music. I remember crying as I related it to my wife – not because it was sad, but because it was brimful of love.’ Paul Ibbott – Composer of the underscore for the OYT production
This book offers a unique and fulsome guide for teaching/studying this play and includes a detailed scheme of work for teachers using the play as a set text in the GCSE Drama examination.
‘When Harry (playing Dan) left the cast I remember thinking “What are we going to do now?” The hoodie symbolising Dan was such an amazing concept to show everyone had a part of Dan in them and they were also a part of him and… Dan could be anyone.’ Alysha Jade Patis – OYT performer
This poignant and eminently readable biography of the play is drawn from interviews with Dan’s family, friends and the OYT company.