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‘It’s not just for Joey, it’s for a better world’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM


British director Stephen Unwin is set to direct his new play All Our Children—about a German clinic in 1941 that sends disabled children to their death as part of the Nazis’ killing program. BLOOM interviewed Stephen in 2013 about his role directing Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, a 1967 comedy about parenting a child with profound disabilities. Both plays strike close to home because Stephen’s son Joey, 20, has intractable epilepsy, severe learning disabilities and no speech. All Our Children will run April 26 to June 3 at the Jermyn St. Theatre in London. Stephen recently became chair of KIDS, a British charity that…

Source: ‘It’s not just for Joey, it’s for a better world’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM

4 comments on “‘It’s not just for Joey, it’s for a better world’ ~ Special needs disability parenting BLOOM

  1. hitandrun1964
    03/08/2017

    How utterly terrible. I can’t press ‘like.’ America is becoming Germany in the 1940s.

  2. First Night Design
    03/08/2017

    I’d say the UK is in the ’30s and rushing towards the early ’40s.

  3. beetleypete
    03/09/2017

    This is a dark subject indeed. A thoughtful contrast to the many popular musicals that dominate the West End though.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  4. First Night Design
    03/09/2017

    Useless information of the day: Stephen and I were at primary school together in Kew, along with his brother Paul who created Casualty! Stephen is an excellent director. He directed the best King Lear I’ve ever seen with Tim West in the title role.

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