Dates and Times
Tue 5 - Sat 9 Dec at 7pm
Part of our Autumn 2017 programme. Browse the full season here. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets into your basket and we’ll do the rest.
Presented by Adam Welsh
“I was not alive when he was born. He was not alive when I was born.”
In 1983, a child went missing from a Hollywood shopping mall.
Adam Walsh became the most famous missing child in American history.
In 2017, a man called Adam Welsh Googled himself and found Adam Walsh…
And then he wrote this show.
There but for the grace of God (go I) is a comparison between an unknown living man and a famous missing child. It engages in weighing up the value of a life: what constitutes real success.
By combining true-crime, live song and autobiography, Adam Welsh reflects on the care parents have for their children, but how they can’t always help them. It is a meditation on how tragedy can render the world meaningful, an investigation into why we are not yet dead…
Supported and seed commissioned by CPT.
About the company
Adam Welsh is co-founder and associate artist of the internationally acclaimed, Obie award-winning theatre company Dead Centre. As a performer, he has worked internationally, regionally and on the West End, with companies such as Headlong, The National Theatre, and Druid.
There but for the grace of God (go I) is his debut show as an independent theatre-maker.
Image credit Jake J Bryant