‘Fighting for Life’ – Claire Craig hosts play at Crucible Theatre Sheffield exploring issues of end of life care
Fighting for Life is a play by the renowned and award winning writer, Brian Daniels. Inspired by the experiences of the Findlay family it explores issues relating to end of life care. It is a powerful story about navigating systems, coping with the complex challenges that living with life-limiting illnesses bring, about the centrality of communication but above all it is a story about love, about family and about relationship. Whilst the story focuses on the experiences of the Findlay family in essence it is about the challenges we could all face in later life whether ourselves or in caring for older relatives.
Lab4Living’s Claire Craig is hosting the play at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre hoping to highlight the role of the arts in raising key issues around end of life and palliative care as part of a broader movement around building compassionate community.
There will be a panel discussion of the themes explored by the play will follow directly after each performance. Refreshments will be available.
Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. Claire’s research focuses on the role of creative practices in improving quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.