Moment of Grace
In the 35th anniversary year of Princess Diana’s famous handshake with an AIDS patient, Bren Gosling’s (PROUD, King’s Head Theatre; Invisible Me, Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre; I, Minnie Lansbury, Bloomsbury Festival) award-winning play Moment of Grace returns to tell the story of the ground-breaking moment that sent shockwaves around the world. Following a critically acclaimed showcase at Bloomsbury Festival, this arresting one-act play will now be staged at the intimate Hope Theatre for a three week run.
Based on personal testimonies, Moment of Grace tells of the famous visit by Diana, Princess of Wales, to Britain’s first AIDS Unit in 1987 and its impact on three people – Andrew, a patient, Jude, a nurse, and Donnie, a fireman estranged from his son. In a world where even being seen to work on this ward could cost you everything, this act paved the way for a major shift in the public perception of people living with HIV and AIDS. Worldwide interest, news crews and a televised interview followed. To change public misconceptions, would you have risked it? Addressing an untold but incredibly important part of recent LGBTQ+ and collective history, Moment of Grace will make you laugh, cry, get angry, and open your heart.
Tuesday 28th June – Saturday 16th July 2022 (except Sundays and Mondays)
9th and 16th July matinées 4pm
Tickets are on sale from £10 - £16 and can be purchased online at www.thehopetheatre.com/whats-on/ or by contacting the box office on 0333 666 3366
The Hope Theatre, 207 Upper St, London N1 1RL
Tue 28 Jun to Sat 16 July