Another special school faces closure... Why does its head teacher attempt to take her own life? And what is the impact of this on those around her?
Death of a Nightingale is a provocative play within a book. It is like a matryoshka doll. It tells a human story with a challenging interplay of fact, fiction, satire and commentary . It brings to life dry-as-dust issues important in education and, maybe, even more important beyond it. Which is the wiser mantra in education – Equality or Equity? How far does declaring a “Right” provide the protection of “a Right”? Is this generation properly mindful of the legacy it is bequeathing?
“Compelling, controversial and confrontational” Len Parkin The Teacher
“A searing tale of a fight to save SEN school which drove head teacher to brink of suicide”
Kerra Maddern, Times Educational Supplement
Death Of A Nightingale - Now Brought To The Stage. A Play Whose Time Has Come!
A wonderful night, very moving — I learned about another world, which can be as cruel & cynical & as warm-hearted & surprising as my own. Don't miss it, esp. if you're a human being.
"CARE AND TAKE CARE" is the underlying message in Death of a Nightingale (DOAN). Donate to Rainbow Children's Charity. It does great work giving emotional and practical support to children with a life threatening or terminal illness and to their families. When prompted, click OTHER and DOAN to identify yourself with both.