I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die

Mark Wheeller(Methuen)

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Synopsis

I'd had a conversation specifically with Dan about ecstasy.

It's one of the things you do as a parent, isn't it?

Wear your helmet when you're out on your bike, you know, don't take drugs.

To be honest, I was more worried about him being safe on his bike than at a party with his friends.

The words of the title are the last ones spoken by seventeen-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to his mother.

In January 2014, Daniel's parents thought he was going to a friend's house.

He actually attended an illegal rave and later died after taking MDMA.

That fateful evening is told through the words of his school friends and family, divided into two hard-hitting acts in Mark Wheeller's verbatim play.

I Love You, Mum - I Promise I Won't Die was commissioned by the charity set up in Daniel's memory to raise awareness about the danger of party drugs.

It is a fast-paced, tragic, vibrant piece of verbatim theatre, which should engage teenage readers, audiences and performers alike.

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