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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Staff, service users and carers invited to attend performance

Published: 08/09/2014

As part of the 300 Voices project we are inviting staff, service users and carers to attend a play that explores life, relationships and mental health. Other is written by Birmingham-based writer, TV actress and award-winning director, Lorna Laidlaw. Actors confirmed for this tour: Barrett Robinson and Laurence Saunders and Terina Talbot.

From the outset, everyone thought that Tobias was a good boy with a positive future ahead of him; his friends; his primary school teachers; and most of all his mum, Caroline. But by the time he reaches adulthood he has been arrested, sectioned and treated in a medium secure mental health unit. What went wrong? Other traces Tobias’s life in reverse, from his arrest and sectioning back through to his childhood


A fascinating and intensely moving performance, highlighting the missed opportunities for intervention in Tobias’ life. The play asks searching questions about the identity of those people who don’t fit into the neat boxes on monitoring forms and whether it needs to be like this for young people of dual heritage?

This is a special opportunity for BSMHFT staff, West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council and young African and Caribbean men and their friends and families to come together at various venues across Birmingham to see this wonderful play and to join in the discussion that will follow, exploring the questions asked above.
Other will be shown at the following times and venues:

Monday 13 October: Opening night
7pm evening performance, The MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Tuesday 14 October:
1pm matinee performance, The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU

Wednesday 15 October:
7pm evening performance, Birmingham Conservatoire (TBC)

Thursday 16 October:
1pm matinee performance, The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Birmingham, B6 4UU

Friday 17 October:
1pm matinee performance, Uffculme Centre, 52 Queensbridge Rd, Moseley, B13 8QY
All shows will start with a reception of light refreshments and a chance to network with colleagues.
If you would like to attend any of these performances please register your attendance via the following link - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/other-invite-only-registration-12894625171