Author Mark Brookes joined Ben Felton on the ‘Freedom Friday’ show to talk about his upcoming play ‘POETS Day’.
Mark Brookes was accompanied by his son Archie, who stars in the play. Mark, a former electrician, originally wrote the play as a short story to give his teenage son, Archie, some fatherly advice regarding alcohol and drug abuse.
‘POETS Day’ is a cautionary tale that centres on what can go wrong when a youngster doesn’t have the right support, love and influences around them from an early age. Barnardo’s, the charity has partnered with the play so that 100% of the net profit from tickets will go to support the charity.
Alongside Archie Brookes, the play also stars Lee Barnett, an actor from the award winning children’s TV Show ‘The Slammer’. Lee will play the lead character, a middle-aged drunken bully whose life is still haunted by a tragic event.
To find out more about ‘POETS Day’, including the cast, story and how to get tickets for the performances at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham in August 2016 go to http://poetsday.org.uk/