Helen Wood

Let’s Talk About Philip

When 30 years of family silence is broken Helen begins a detective-like quest to discover the hidden story behind her brother’s suicide.

The journey takes her back to her childhood, exotic Asian locations, a coroner’s court and the place where her brother died. As surprising details are uncovered, Helen grapples with loyalty, long-held beliefs and how much we ever really know about those we love.

A candid, darkly comic and gripping play written and performed by Helen Wood and Gregor Hunt, and directed by 2022 Olivier Award nominee Derek Bond (Dragons & Mythical Beasts; Jess & Joe Forever).

Age guidance: 14+

Part of Kicking The Bucket Festival

Post Show Panel Discussion

The performance will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A, including the performers, Darius Smith and Karen Lascelles.

Karen Lascelles is a mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience. She has specialised in the field of suicide and self-harm for the last 15 years and has a particular interest in the experiences and needs of family members and friends who are supporting someone they consider to be at risk of suicide.

Darius Smith is a fashion creative, dancer, writer, content creator and award-winning campaigner. He is also the Youth-Led Content Creator at Oxfordshire Youth. His creativity is rooted in the authenticity of his Christian faith. He is an advocate for suicide prevention, body positivity, domestic abuse education, and mental health.


"A beautifully constructed, utterly engaging play"

The Wee Review

"Poignant, surprisingly funny...a potent piece of theatre."

Everything Theatre

Let’s Talk About Philip

25 October 2023 - 8:00 pm

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