Looking Forward @ BAC 8th & 9th April


Cancer is so often seen as just the treatment, but that is only part of the story.


Looking Forward is a participatory pilot project, which has involved working with nine young adults who have experienced cancer, to explore their own experiences of life beyond a diagnosis.


Director’s Grace Gibson & Toby Peach have been running workshops over the past 3 months, offering a creative toolkit to find a language for the company’s experiences and also find ways to comfortably share that with a public audience.


Looking Forward is a celebration of this process.


Directors – Grace Gibson & Toby Peach

Company – Callum, Chris, Crystal, Dan, Dom, Hannah, Lucy, Phoebe & Ruth

Producer – Ros Terry

Sound Design – Anna Clock

Photography – Bethan Mooney


Special Thanks to Sinead Cope at Maggie’s West Centre, Rob Lehmann at Young Vic Taking Part, the Royal Court & the National Theatre for supporting us with rehearsal space.

And to BAC for welcoming us to share with you today.


This pilot was kindly funded by Arts Council England, Teenage Cancer Trust, Trekstock & Unity Theatre Trust.


If you have any reflections or are interested to know more about this pilot and how we hope to develop please email


We understand that cancer effects a large number of people and if, after seeing this show, you would like to talk to someone there are many charities who can offer support. Teenage Cancer Trust, Trekstock or Macmillan are available to chat to, to name just a few.

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