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Don’t Wake Me – The Ballad Of Nihal Armstrong With Jaye Griffiths (The Nihal Theatre Company With Louise Chantal – Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

This is a powerful piece, giving a mother’s account of raising a child with cerebral palsy. Jaye Griffiths puts in a moving performance as Nihal’s mother – hurt, angry, and above all loving. The script is beautifully written, telling an emotional story that left many in tears as the curtain fell. Words and communication are at the heart of this tale and the text does an excellent job of conveying hard-to-express feelings, with speech written as poetry. A heartbreaking monologue that is superbly executed and exceptionally poignant. The memory of the experience will stay long after you leave the theatre.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 12.10pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]