Director Adura Onashile

Assistant + Tour Director Mark Croasdale

Artistic Coordinator Brian Lobel

Lead Artist Nathaniel Hall

Stage Manager Aileen Ging

Video Designer Jason Crouch

Producer Keisha Thompson

An original performance inspired by the findings of BRIGHTLIGHT, the first major study of its kind, There is a Light: BRIGHTLIGHT presents young patients’ perspectives on specialist cancer care in England. 

Directed by award-winning artist Adura Onashile, the show is developed in collaboration with Brian Lobel, BRIGHTLIGHT’s researchers, youth board and young people with personal experience of cancer.

Created by Contact Young Company (CYC) in collaboration with BRIGHTLIGHT, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), University College London Hospitals and University of Chichester.

Commissioned by SICK! Festival.

Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award.

Manchester performances sponsored by Slater Heelis.

Contact Theatre

Sponsor of Manchester performances 

Gloriously real and life-affirming; a masterful testimony to the power of young people’s voices.

Manchester Theatre Awards

Contact Young Company bring wit and exuberance to the heavy subject matter.

Exeunt Magazine

Very accurately portrays some of the main stages and issues faced as a young adult with cancer.

Young, Wild + Fibroblastic

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