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How To Be Brave

By: Other Lives Productions

Friday 25th October 2024: 7:30pm

How To Be Brave – A True Story

In 1943 Colin Armitage’s ship was torpedoed in the South Atlantic. He and 13 others scrambled aboard a life raft. 53 days later HMS Rapid rescued him, only he and one other still alive.

Colin was the grandfather of Louise Beech, the playwright. 64 years after his ordeal Louise’s daughter, Katy, was diagnosed with diabetes.

In order to distract her during insulin injections Louise began to use Colin’s diaries to tell the story of Colin’s bravery and determination to survive.

Katy has said that Grandpa Colin’s story inspired her to carry on when she wanted to give up and die:

If Grandpa Colin can be survive an ordeal like that, I can do anything. I can do these injections“.

The scenes alternate between the life raft and Katy’s house in Hull.

Ticket Prices

Standard: £15.00
Member: £12.00
Children (-18yrs): £6.00

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