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SOPHIE: The Play

04 Aug 2022 18:00 - 21:00

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


Join us for a performance of the play SOPHIE by Emily Curtis and Sophie Potter, exploring family life, stigma and Down's syndrome.
In person from 6 - 7 pm at the Royal College of Nursing for refreshments and a chance to look round our exhibition on the history of learning disability nursing.

Performance starts 7 pm (in person and online): Sophie is an autobiographical story written by sisters Emily and Sophie. The play lays bare the true hardship faced by a family living in Hull - a place where Down's syndrome was stigmatised, side-lined, and treated as an illness. The narrative is raw and exposing, yet it is held together by moments of gentleness and childlike innocence. The story is ultimately a celebration, shedding light on how fulfilling life can be with someone like Sophie in it. The play will be performed in person and streamed online and followed by a Q&A with Emily and Sophie.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 21/04/2022