Do Different in 2020: Reporting from the GM Facilitation Team

by Nadia Purcell

Well 2020 has been a year of changes and we are only in what month is it again?

This year has made a lot of us think differently, do differently and exist differently and you know what: that is ok, it is totally fine because great things happen when you leave your comfort zone.  So, 2020 thank you for breaking through comfort zones.

This year has brought a bunch of us together and we are now trained as legislative theatre facilitators. This is not a joke…although the training for it is known as “joker training!”

We have been given the amazing opportunity to create a play around the GMHAN and the first play specifically highlights multiple disadvantage experiences in the homelessness system.  We have been working hard whilst following all COVID19 guidelines and have produced a powerful piece of theatre with amazing actors who have shared their experiences and created this play. 

September 30th, 2020 is a date that will not only bring theatre into the GMHAN prevention strategy but it will be a date that people will experience something they have never experienced before, either as an online audience member or an in-person audience member. 


The GMHAN and the GMCA are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural GM Legislative Theatre event on Wed 30th September, working towards a co-produced homelessness prevention strategy for Greater Manchester! Registration is now live, RSVP here.