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‘Adoption… but what happens next?’

4th September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Beyond Closed Doors Theatre Company and The Nelson Trust.

We think that there is a rapidly increasing interest in the work of the Family Court and in the social issues with which it deals. Further, the BCD group and the Nelson Trust want to work together to show what may be done to help people through the most difficult times of their lives – times when they experience extreme loss and degradation. We hope that by combining legal knowledge, theatre experience and the important work of the Nelson Trust, we can help the audience understand some of the social issues that arise in this difficult area.

Beyond Closed Doors has been set up by His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, the Designated Family Judge for the area around Bristol and a family lawyer of 38 years standing and Keran Brady, Performance Arts facilitator, and performer of 30 years’ experience. The Nelson Trust, since 1985 have been tackling the root causes of substance misuse, violence, abuse, deprivation, and poverty, by providing Trauma-Informed services in residential and community based settings.

The play has been written and is performed in collaboration between BCD Theatre and the Nelson Trust. At times the script is very graphically worded and the play depicts scenes that some may find extremely distressing. The plays are not suitable for children under the age of 16 without express and fully informed parental consent.

The play will last about 45 minutes and there will be at 30 minutes dedicated to questions. After that, the actors will come out of role and there can be a general discussion between the actors and audience about the issues that have been shown. All discussion will be assisted by a facilitator. Our audiences are made up of lawyers, judges, social workers, Cafcass officers, students, the media, other professionals and members of the general public.


4th September 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Nelson Trust
01453 732 074


Bridgwater Arts Centre 11-13 Castle Street Bridgwater TA6 3DD
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