What happens when life falls apart?
How can we maintain hope when the worst happens?
And why do bad things happen anyway?
A woman with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the debris of her life, trying to make sense of it all with the dubious help of Old Testament story, The Book of Job.
New writing from Viv Gordon commissioned by Life of Breath, a 5 year Wellcome Trust research project into Breath and Breathlessness. The Book of Jo is based on philosopher Havi Carel’s book Illness which charts her lived experience of diagnosis and treatment for LAM.
Original music by Tom Johnson
Dramaturgy by Chris Fogg
The Book of Jo was commissioned by Life of Breath – a 5 year Wellcome Trust research project into Breath and Breathlessness
12 June 2020 7:30PM