Table 1

Performance details

VenueAudience approx number/typeAccompanying eventsData collected
Rose Theatre (2014), Kingston30/General*Postshow discussion with creative teamQuestionnaires: 20
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (2014)80/Performance researchers and studentsPostshow discussion with creative teamQuestionnaires: 16
Antwerp University Hospital (UZA; 2014)
Event celebrating 30 years of transplant at UZA
180/Transplant survivors and their families. Staff from UZA
Film of performance shown to 20 medical staff unable to attend performance
Introductions by UZA staff; presentations by two transplant survivors
Introduction by Ann Van de Velde, postshow discussion with Alex Mermikides (director) and Kirkham
Questionnaires were not distributed
Interviews with five patients, two partners, one nurse
Belgian Haematological Society Conference (2015)200/Specialist nursesPart of conference programme. Introduction by Ann Van de Velde. Postshow discussion with creative teamQuestionnaires: 44
Ivy Centre (2015), Guildford University of Surrey30/GeneralPreshow talks by blood cancer nurse; theatre professionals (director and composer)
Postshow discussion with creative team
Questionnaires: 18
Interviews with two healthcare professionals
Rose Theatre (2015) Kingston Connections Festival40/GeneralPostshow discussion with creative teamQuestionnaires: 20
Clapham Omnibus (2015) Inside Out Festival20/GeneralPostshow discussion with creative team and bone marrow registry representativeQuestionnaires: 4
John Thaw Theatre (2015) Manchester Science Festival40/GeneralPreshow talks by director and composer
Postshow discussion with Cancer Research UK representative and creative team
Questionnaires: 25
  • *Performances listed as ‘general’ were advertised to the general public. Audience members may have included people with professional or personal experience of haematological cancer or HSCT. Other events were not advertised beyond the stated communities.

  • HSCT, haematopoietic stem-cell transplant.