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Written and performed by Phoebe Frances Brown. Directed by Tessa Walker.

“You don’t have to do much to be an actor; just to be able speak and remember lines. Two very basic things”

Phoebe is an actor.

From her childhood impressions of Dolly Parton to grown up roles at The National Theatre, The Donmar Warehouse and New York Theatre Workshop, acting has defined who and what she is.

In November 2018 Phoebe was diagnosed with an incurable cancer in the area of her brain that controls speech, language and memory.

The Glad Game the story of finding herself in the bleakest of times, of discovering gladness in the saddest of moments and about how who and what you love can pull you through.

The Glad Game is Co-Produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Pippa Frith, Sound Design by Iain Armstrong, supported by Arts Council England, Television Workshop, The Bush and Leicester Curve. Our charity partners are Brain Tumour Research. 


This event is part of BEDLAM, Arts and Mental Health Festival. A celebration of the arts, mental health and wellbeing. With a specially curated programme of performances and commissions to encourage discussions and reduce stigma around mental health.

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