A feature of Human Story Theatre is that after every show we have a 20 minute Q&A, not with the cast or writer, but with experts relevant to the theme of the play. We also often have personal accounts of the issue explored in the play, i.e. ‘human stories’.

The purpose of the Q&A is to further engage with the audience:

  • To receive expert advice and information.
  • To exchange information.
  • To raise awareness.
  • To encourage responsibility for own health/social care and for that of the community.
  • To signpost people to services.
  • To create a safe environment to share feelings and experiences, where appropriate.
  • To create an opportunity for reflection and possible change.


Our Q&A experts are members of local supporting organisations relevant to the theme of the play.

Please use the links below to get more information on the individual services available in your community.


JAN 2018
Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent's drinking.
Offering support to families & friends of alcoholics. For a general guide you can order "How Al-Anon Works for Families & Friends of Alcoholics" from the online Shop
Improving lives and communities across mental health, learning disability, substance misuse, primary care, the criminal justice system and employment.
Drug and alcohol abstinence-based treatment provider, working with some of the hardest-to-reach and most complex substance misusers. Helping hundreds of people find a life of independence – a life beyond addiction.
If something's troubling you, get in touch.


Below is a list of recommended books relating to addiction and recovery.

  • Living Sober AA book

  • The Road Less Travelled

    By Scott Peck

  • Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

  • Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir

  • Why Don't They Just Quit? What Families and Friends Need to Know About Addiction and Recovery

  • Dark Wine Waters: My Husband of a Thousand Joys and Sorrows

JULY 2017

Hannah Gray

Macmillan Engagement Lead for Oxfordshire

Mechelle Harris

The Hummingbird Cancer Support & Therapy Centre

Jan Backhouse

Bosom Friends

Dr Nicola Winstone

Against Breast Cancer

Felicity Denham

Medical Tattooist

Karina Atthwal

Nutritional Advice

Baz Oldershaw



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