How can a Truth be told? How can a Secret be spoken? Combining three gripping narratives, a Japanese soldier who refuses to stand down, the inventor of the saxophone and the personal story of a betrayed schoolboy, GROOMED pushes past sensationalist news headlines, and shows the lasting impact of abuse into adulthood. Presented at Soho Theatre in 2017, the play won the Broadway Baby Bobby Award, Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award and the Fringe Guru Brighton Fringe Award for Theatre at the 2016 Brighton Fringe. In 2019 GROOMED was powerfully reinvented as a film, shot entirely on location in a primary school classroom. Honest and provocative but never depressing, three poignant narratives are brought together to show how, when a story is told, it can save your life. ‘The astonishing text and delivery make this an unmissable account... an eloquent film’ ★★★★ Guardian ‘A remarkable piece of theatre’ ★★★★ Financial Times Written and performed by Patrick Sandford (former Artistic Director of Nuffield Theatre Southampton) Directed by Nancy Meckler Music by Simon Slater Presented by Ingenious Purpose. For a list of support in all areas of the UK visit Visit for support specifically designed for male survivors of sexual abuse. Subtitles available to be turned on/off in English and French. Soho Theatre On Demand. The best shows from London’s most vibrant producer of new theatre, comedy and cabaret.

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