Sunday, 26 September 2021

Play with strong message for young

MORE than 800 people watched a play designed to warn young people about the dangers of drugs.

Professional actors performed Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? at the Henley Recovery Café at the d:two centre in Market Place, Gillotts School and The Henley College.

The play is based on a book by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips, from Twyford, whose son Nicholas killed himself while battling heroin addiction.

Nicholas and his twin brother Simon, who has since kicked the habit, enjoyed a comfortable upbringing but began smoking cannabis at age 17.

The pair, who lived in Reading, then progressed to stronger substances like ecstasy and cocaine before smoking and later injecting heroin.

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