20 June 2016
We’re delighted to announce that Bloomsbury will be publishing the play we commissioned Mark Wheeller to write about Dan, ‘I Love You Mum, I Promise I Won’t Die’. Bloomsbury is not only a major international publishing house, and of course the publisher of the Harry Potter books amongst many other incredibly successful titles and authors, but is also a leading publisher of drama and performance texts. There is a very rigorous process of selection, especially with such a prestigious publisher, and the percentage of texts that get approved for publication out of the enormous number submitted is tiny, so this is a fantastic endorsement of the quality of Mark’s writing, and a great indicator of the future success of the play.
They plan to publish it as part of their Methuen Plays for Young People and Schools series, very much a go-to list for drama teachers. Out for the new school year in September 2017, so a little wait, but fantastic news nevertheless!