An actress and voice coach has teamed up with an award-winning BBC documentary film producer-director to work on an exciting multi-media production about living with M.E. Both of them filmed leading participants and members of the audience at our ME Question Time held in Oxford on Saturday.
Gemma Christie and Chris Salt – seen behind the camera at Wolfson College filming MEA medical adviser Dr Charles Shepherd – would now like to find out how the illness has impacted on sufferers' lives, how confident sufferers feel about their future and what main messages they would like to be told to society at large.
They are inviting sufferers to fill in a short questionnaire, the answers for which will help inform the development of a performance-ready script for a touring theatre company.
The short, 10-question form can be found HERE.
Gemma, who has had M.E. for the past 10 years, has a WEBSITE that describes the Arts Council-funded project and her own story in more detail.
“We would really like patient-experience to shape our script and final production. Your story is important so please share by filling in this confidential questionnaire”, she said.
About 130 people attended Saturday's event – our annual ME Question Time, this year co-hosted with local group OMEGA. It took place in the lecture theatre at Wolfson College, Oxford. A fuller report will appear in the November issue of our ME Essential membership magazine.