Hold the Drama create non-verbal shows that use music and drama to start conversations about mental health and emotional wellbeing...

During their 2022 Residency, Hold the Drama worked on their second show, which began on a Snape Residency in December 2019. The show, exploring ideas of belonging and community, was premiered at Snape, and was also performed for two new audience groups: adults living with dementia and young people in pupil referral units.

It was full of things that made you realise how isolated people can be, how intolerant people can be… but also, through the music, it showed you how people could come back together... I thought it was extraordinary.

Audience member