At OCD Action, we are always thrilled to hear about any creative performances taking place, whether it be a fundraiser, or a way to raise awareness of OCD. So we were especially excited to hear that one of the Better Together Regional Volunteers and Support Group facilitator, Jeremy Allen, has written a brand new play which aims to dispel myths about OCD.
'Perfect', will be performed by Oxford’s Saturday Matinee Company (SatMatCo) at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, this June.
The hour long play is a compelling look into the world of this hugely debilitating and misunderstood illness, which rips apart the myth that ‘we’re all a bit OCD’. Karen Ford plays Cathy, a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist fighting to save her job and clinic after a suicide attempt tarnishes her reputation. Salvation comes in the form of Jimmy, played by Krage Brown - a young man with extreme contamination issues. Or does it?
This is the 4th play from SatMatCo in 18 months - a new ‘no frills one hour lunchtime theatre’ company started by director, Katie Read and actors Gaye Poole and Amy Enticknap. With a shared space, shared light format, they aim to bring theatre into peoples’ lives, making it accessible to all and creating new theatre going habits.
Amy Enticknap said: “We are excited to be bringing this new drama to The Old Fire Station. We think this offers something different for Oxford’s Saturday shopper or visitor – an hour of your time to see a new play, performed by professional actors, using only basic set and props. Go on, we dare you: challenge yourself, do something different on a Saturday lunchtime!”
Performances are at The Old Fire Station in Oxford, Saturdays June 11th, 18th and 25th at 12.30pm (running time 1hr). Post show discussions will take place on the 11th and 18th June, including a question and answer session about OCD!
There is no set price for the show, as it will operate on a 'pay what you can' basis, but to avoid disappointment, make sure you book a seat. Any money that you can pay will go towards ensuring this show can be performed again elsewhere, to raise even more awareness of OCD! So don't delay, book your free seat now, by visiting www.ticketsoxford.com, and support Jeremy with his fantastic project.