from Tom Cain Theatre

About the play

Set in 2012, Hillsborough Survivors John and Steve each deal with the trauma they suffered as young boys, now as middle-aged men. John played by Colin Kilbride, bottles up his emotions and only exposes them to his wife Liz played by Claudia Molyneux, as he regularly suffers from night terrors but avoids seeking treatment from the doctors. As opposed to Steve played by Leslie Longley, who lives alone but seeks help from the hospital or the vodka bottle as his only support mechanisms. Despite countless setbacks, the Hillsborough Survivors continue their fight for justice.

How it started

97+ is written by Tom Cain and in collaboration with the Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance, a charity set up by survivors who provide Hillsborough Transformational Recovery Model, a therapy set up by survivors intended to help other survivors.

In 2022 we performed five performances of 97+ and are due to perform further shows this year. Each performance helped raise money for this charity, to show my appreciation to the participants who I interviewed as part of my initial research. Without them I would not have been able to tell their story.


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Sun 16th July, 8.30pm

Run time: 60 minutes