On Friday 10th February, Quest students were invited to attend a performance of ‘I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die’ in the main hall. The play is based on the story of local teen Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, whose life was cut short aged 16 when he took the drug MDMA at a rave. It was commissioned by the DSM Foundation after Daniel’s death to help young people understand the risks and consequences of taking drugs.
The two-act play follows the events leading up to Daniel’s death, as well as the reactions from his friends and family when they find out about his death. The acting is superb and it is a very engaging and emotional play – there were few dry eyes by the end!
‘I Love You, Mum’ received very positive feedback from students, who said that it was an ‘amazing performance’ and that it gave them a lot to think about. The performance was followed by an interactive workshop delivered by the actors.