‘I Love You, Mum’ play highlights dangers of drug use

On 22nd March, Year 9 were visited by Tie It Up Theatre, who performed ‘I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die’, a play by Mark Wheeller.

Through the the words of his family and friends, the play tells the true story of Dan, a popular 16-year-old schoolboy from South London, who attended an illegal rave in January 2014, took MDMA (ecstasy) and tragically died as a result of taking a lethal dose.

The play was originally commissioned by the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation, the drug education charity and raises awareness of the devastating consequences of drugs on the lives of young people, their families & friends. 

Year 9 were able to take part in a drama workshop after watching the moving performance and had the chance to ask the actors questions. They were also encouraged to be an advocate for Dan, and received useful information on how to keep themselves and their friends safe.

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