Y TOURING 21

Demilola, Student, Maria Fidelis



In this interview Demilola, a student from Maria Fidelis School, talks about her experience of watching a Y Touring production Breathing Country and participating in a Y Touring workshop about body image. She discusses what she remembers about Breathing Country and how she feels about electronic patient records as a result of experiencing this production.

Download an audio version of Breathing Country Here
Read Y Touring's blog about body image here

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Professor Simon Wessely, Kings College London



Professor Simon Wessely talks about his involvement with the Y Touring productions Starfish and Breathing Country.
He talks about the importance of narrative stories to engage the public with complicated issues and how Y Touring’s work is an important part of this.

Download an audio version of Breathing Country Here
Download an audio version of Starfish here
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Nicola Goddard, Teacher, Queen's College



Science teacher, Nicola Goddard, from Queen’s College, talks about why her school has invited Y Touring back several times to perform. She discusses the educational impact of Y Touring on her students
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Gus Hosein, Privacy International




In this interview Gus Hosein talks about his involvement with the Y Touring productions The Projectionist and Breathing Country. He describes how he found the production development process and why both productions were important to him professionally and personally.

Download an audio version of Breathing Country Here
Download an audio version of The Projectionist here

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Emma, Student, Treloar College





Emma, a student from Treloar College in Hampshire, talks about her experience of watching the Y Touring production Breathing Country. She discusses what she enjoyed about the production and what she gained form it educationally.

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Tara Shaw, Actress



In this interview actress Tara Shaw talks about acting in various Y Touring productions including Every Breath and Cracked.
She talks about the importance of the creative process in developing plays with Y Touring.

Download an audio version of Every Breath here
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Be careful what you wish for: An evaluator’s perspective on Y Touring by Dr Suzanne King and Mark Dyball, People science and Policy


Suzannne King and Mark Dyball of People Science and Policy, describe their experience of Y Touring’s work. They write in depth about an evaluation led by People, Science and Policy on Mind the Gap, a Theatre of Debate project exploring the ethical issues raised by advances in neuroscience . They outline the project development process and reference other Y Touring works including, The Silencer and Upfront. In doing so, they emphasise the power of the medium and the methodology, and at the same time raise the debate that, ‘this powerful medium can stimulate changes of attitude that might be considered ‘undesirable’ as well as those that might be seen as more ‘positive’.

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Peter Hollins, Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation



In this interview Chief Executive of British Heart Foundation, Peter Hollins, talks about his involvement with Y Touring production Every Breath.
He reflects on why the project was important for young people and his charity.

Download an audio version of Every Breath here
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Rachel Lewis, Actress



In this interview Rachel Lewis talks about acting in various productions for Y Touring including: The Inner Circle, Connected and The Gift.
She discusses what she learned through acting in Y Touring productions and why the company is important for actors.
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Adam, Student, Acland Burghley



Adam, a student from Acland Burghley School, talks about his experience of participating in a Y Touring project, Ceremony. He talks about what he gained as a result of being part of this project.
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Susan Elkin, Journalist



In this interview journalist Susan Elkin talks about Y Touring productions she has seen and discusses her perspective on the work of Y Touring and why it stands out as being important.

Download an audio version of Starfish here
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Nicola Baldwin, Playwright



In this interview Nicola Baldwin talks about her experience of writing various plays for Y Touring including; The Gift, Cracked, Wicked Problems, Leap of Faith and Bloods. She talks about the process of writing plays for Y Touring and the importance of Y Touring for playwrights.

Read about cracked here
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Miranda, Student, Acland Burghley



Miranda, a student from Acland Burghley School, talks about her experience of participating in a Y Touring project, Ceremony. She discusses why she got involved in the project and how she felt about the process.
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Charlyne Francis, Actress




In this interview Charlyne Francis talks about acting in the Y Touring production Nobody Lives Forever. She talks about the challenges of having to understand the scientific content required to play her character in the performance and subsequent debate.
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Dr. Penny Hawkins, RSPCA



In this interview Dr. Penny Hawkins from the RSPCA talks about her involvement with the Y Touring production Every Breath. She contemplates how she felt that the play represented all sides of the argument around the use of animals in medical research.

Download an audio version of Every Breath here
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