St Barnabas brings “life-affirming” theatre performance to The Gliderdrome in Boston

9th September 2016

St Barnabas Hospice encourages local community to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement with theatre performance

St Barnabas Lincolnshire are working in partnership with Zest, a Lincoln-based theatre company, to bring their latest performance ‘Thrive’ to The Gliderdrome in Boston

Held on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October, from 7pm, ‘Thrive’ follows the journey of three young people whose lives are turned upside down by the sudden death of a friend. The audience are invited to join them as they work through their pain, remember the good (and bad) times, and ultimately try to grow from their experience.

Lisa Gibson, Community Development Manager, said:

“Thrive is a bold piece of new writing that has been created especially for young people and explores how we can find hope in the face of adversity. This piece of theatre breaks the usual narrative to bring the audience into the performance for an immersive experience.”

The performance at Boston is part of a national tour which will run from October 2015 until March 2016.

Lisa continued: “This performance is a wonderful way to get conversations started about dying, death and bereavement. These conversations aren’t always easy, but they could be the most important conversations you will ever have. In many ways, death and dying has become a modern day taboo with people actively avoiding their own mortality.

“A fundamental change in society to accept death as a part of the life cycle will mean that when death does have an impact on our lives we will be better equipped to support each other.

“Open and honest conversations will also mean that more people are able to access the care and support they need, make the most of the time they have and have their end of life wishes met.”

Tickets are priced at £5 per person and £3 concession for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online from or from the St Barnabas Hospice shop in Boston.

The age suitability for Thrive is 14+

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