Tim Jeeves: The Kindness of Strangers

Tim Jeeves: The Kindness of Strangers

21st October 2015

Tonight's performance is for a standing audience.

In 1997, whilst studying for his English A-Level, Tim read Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and came across the play’s tragic protagonist, Blanche DuBois: a woman, dangerously mismatched to her surroundings, who’s eventual undoing is encapsulated in the line, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”.

A year later, in 1998, after treatment for cancer of the leg, lungs and liver, Tim also turned to the benevolence of someone he didn’t know when he received bone marrow from an anonymous donor.

Partly a reflection on how to thank the most significant person he has never met, but also an exploration of how we deal with another’s generosity, ‘The Kindness of Strangers’ explores the relationship Tim has with both Blanche and his donor, whilst also acknowledging the specific generosity of those with him in the performance space.

The Kindness of Strangers was developed with the support of Arts Council England and The Bluecoat.

That’s right – pay what you can afford. When you go to the booking screen you’ll see a list of payment options ranging from £0 (yes, free!) to £15. Any one of these will get you a ticket, and there’s no catches! We want everyone, whatever your income, to have the chance to see some really groundbreaking new work.

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.
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