The short drama I have created during lockdown highlights domestic abuse.

It has an urgent and positive message, that I hope you will help me share.

Join Mandy’s nearest and dearest,
as they celebrate her 50th birthday,
in a story for today that celebrates
family, friendship and hope.
#YouAreNotAlone

Trailer 1: You’re invited to Mandy’s 50th birthday party!

Here’s why I created the story and why I believe it matters:

Audience feedback

From virtual rehearsed readings last week:

“What an important and pertinent issue to shine a light on and what a fantastic piece. I think for a general audience it might open a lot of people’s eyes.”
— LEAH

“I am really impressed by this and to me this is how art should be: socially conscious, spontaneous, intimate and contemporary!”
— MARIA

“I found it really moving. mother daughter relationship I recognise myself.”
— SHABBY

“The idea of domestic abuse introduced subtly at first then stronger was good.”
— ANN

Cast & Creatives

MANDY — Rhona Finch
SARAH — Emilija Ellen
JENNY — Moira Malone
RALPH — Dan Edge

Created and produced by Kate Willoughby

With special thanks to

Karen Ingala Smith
Natasha Anne Kelleher
Rikki Beadle-Blair
Bee Finberg
Brian Astbury

The next stage

I am mindful that untold numbers of women and children for whom home is not a safe place.

Getting practical information out there at this critical time is vital.

To find out more about this project and how its message could help inform the Public, please get in touch.

There are so many incredible individuals, charities and grassroots organisations doing vital work in this critical sector.

This story is a thank you and I hope a means to open up conversations and to help amplify the #YouAreNotAlone Public awareness campaign.

With thanks,

Kate Willoughby
Twitter: @katewilloughby8
Instagram: @tofreedomscause
Email: Via my website

Colour screenshot of the cast. Top L-R:Emilija Ellen, Moira Malone. Bottom L-R: Dan Edge, Rhona Finch. All raising a drink.
Colour screenshot of the cast. Top L-R:Emilija Ellen, Moira Malone. Bottom L-R: Dan Edge, Rhona Finch. All raising a drink.
Cast: Top L-R (Emilija Ellen, Moira Malone). Bottom L-R (Dan Edge, Rhona Finch)

Actor, writer, proud Yorkshirewoman & p-t suffragette. CD @Emilymatters. #YouAreNotAlone

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