Getting Better Slowly

What if you woke up to find your body was slowly shutting down? Unable to walk, talk or blink and nobody knows why …

When Guillain Barré Syndrome affected Adam Pownall it caused full paralysis within days. Getting Better Slowly tells his inspiring story of recovery through new writing, sound and movement.

Funny, moving, and honest, Adam’s journey through illness and rehabilitation – including months re-learning how to walk and talk – invites audiences to consider how they would deal with an unexpected illness or accident, and explores how it feels when your closest relationship is with the illness that’s holding you back.

Writer: Nick Wood
Creative Producer: Adam Pownall
Performers: Adam Pownall and Kitty Randle
Dramaturg: Luca Rutherford
Designer: Kate Unwin
Sound Designer: Adam McCready, Poetical Machines
Movement Director: Marc Brew
Associate Choreographer: Kimberley Harvey
Production Manager – Laura Stone
Lighting Designer – Howell Thomas
Assistant Producer – Martyn Bignell

Photographs: Robert Day