The Stuart Low Trust (SLT) will be taking part in post-show discussions with the cast and creatives of Distance, an urgent examination of mental illness making its world premiere at Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, this month.
The discussions will include SLT’s Chief Executive and trustees and will take place after the play’s performances on the evenings of Monday 10th and Tuesday 18th September.
Park Theatre is offering a reduced ticket price of £10 (standard price £18) for all performances of Distance to the Stuart Low Trust community. Just quote the promo code ‘STUARTLOW’ when booking online or in person.
Hannah Kalmanowitz, SLT’s Chief Executive, said:
We are thrilled to be involved in this important production, the themes of which resonate strongly with the Stuart Low Trust’s work with some of the most vulnerable people in the area.
Islington has an above average suicide rate, particularly in young men aged 20 to 40, and has the highest levels of severe mental ill health and depression in London. Social isolation or loneliness is a major factor in this. SLT combats this by providing environments which provide a sense of belonging and community and build confidence and social skills.
Distance runs Mondays to Saturdays from 5th September (previews 5th and 6th September, press night 7th September) to 29th September inclusive. Evening performances commence at 7.45pm (press night 7.00pm). Matinees on Saturdays and Thursdays, commencing 3.15pm.
The matinee on Saturday 22nd September will be a relaxed performance, designed to welcome people who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorder or a learning disability. Tickets for the relaxed performance are £10. Essential companion goes free.
Stuart Low Trust (SLT) was set up in response to a young man who killed himself as he could not find the support he needed to help him cope with his schizophrenia.
SLT is a lifeline for hundreds of vulnerable, socially isolated people, experiencing suicidal thoughts, in poverty and living with mental ill health. We offer safe, inclusive, cohesive, non-judgemental activities, with a core aim of bringing people together and offering companionship. Attendees come from all over London.
Our activities provide a sense of community and mostly happen in evenings and weekends, when people may be at their lowest ebb, with few alternatives. Our Friday evening’s offer nutritious food, entertainment or an interesting talk. We offer Saturday workshops, Philosophy, Choir, Garden Club, Art and outings. One attendee wrote: “Being here has liberated my life”
Attendees can volunteer, with training and support, so they feel valued.
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