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Eulogy

I was born on 18th December 1988. I dressed up as a bandicoot once. I was diagnosed with cancer 2,102,000 minutes ago…

 

One in two of us will experience cancer first-hand and now Toby Peach brings this universal issue to the stage. The Eulogy is the story of his journey with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes that he faced at the age of 19 and again at 21. Toby didn’t know what cancer was, what happens when it’s treated and the effects it can have. A Eulogy is a celebration of life - we will all need one; Toby is just delivering his now.

 

Join Toby as he enters the (not so) exclusive Cancer Club; sample chemotherapy cocktails, select the perfect funeral playlist and marvel at Willy Wonka’s life-saving stem cell machine. From diagnosis to remission, relapse and treatment, experience a young man's journey with cancer in this honest, fascinating and inspiring exploration of modern science and the wonders of the human body. The Eulogy is a discovery of self-mortality and this original piece explores a true story and an important and difficult subject in a refreshing, insightful and humorous way.

 

First performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Underbelly Cowgate and Winner of the 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award. The Eulogy has toured both nationally & internationally and reached over 5000 people.