You may be aware that a substantial number of our homeless are drug users; sometimes drug use was the cause of their homelessness and sometimes the homelessness lead to drug use, – onto addiction.
At 6:30pm on Monday 11th April, there is a very moving play entitled “Mum Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid?, which tells a true story about a family who have been tragically affected by drugs. While it is easy to dismiss drug users as worthless people with nothing in common with ourselves, the play shows how easily a ‘normal’ family can become involved.
Admission is FREE though please register at Mum Can You Lend me Twenty Quid? so that they have an idea of audience numbers to expect. Two of our night shelter volunteers Mark and Rachael – will be helping with complimentary refreshments before the play.
Below is a flyer for the performance which has more details:
You are invited to the following event:
‘MUM CAN YOU LEND ME TWENTY QUID?’
Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Monday, 11 April 2016
from 6.30pm-7.15pm networking & complementary refreshments,
Slough SL1 1SZ
Elizabeth Burton-Phillips’s novel about her horrific experiences, ‘Mum, can you lend me twenty quid?’ What drugs did to my family’ has been adapted into a play and will be performed at Kingsway Church, Slough.
This follows the 100th performance at the House of Commons.
The play tells the true story of how drug addiction destroyed one seemingly happy family. The play recounts how Elizabeth’s identical twin sons, who had both being doing well at school, became involved in drugs. Initially suspended from school for smoking cannabis, the boys later became immersed in heroin addiction, culminating in a knock on their mother’s door in the early hours by police. They gave her the devastating news that her son Nick had killed himself in despair at his heroin addiction. The play offers a story of both loss and hope.
The play is free to anyone who would like to find out more about the devastating impact drug addiction can have on not just on the person with the addiction but the forgotten victims – the families, friends and carers around them.