THEATRE REVIEW: First-hand reflection of a paralysing loss of nerves



Getting Better Slowly, Adam Pownall and Kitty Randle, South Holland Centre, Spalding
What would you do if you woke up and found your body slowly shutting down?
That was the thought-provoking setting for Adam Pownall’s very personal portrayal of the devastating effects of the little-known condition Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).
At its simplest, GBS sees the body’s immune system attack part of the nervous system, causing pain, numbness, progressive muscle weakness and, long-term, the nightmare of not being able to walk unaided.
The show itself casts Adam, who described the experience of... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 38
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