Joshua (and Me)

Joshua (and Me) is a one-woman show about being a sibling to someone who is autistic; giving a voice to young people with responsibilities of care.

Hannah lives in Blackpool with Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Ben and Joshua. The brothers are very different. Ben lets Hannah in his room, they play spies together, and, sometimes, he even gives her a hug. These things aren’t possible with Joshua. It’s like he speaks a different language. “We have to learn about each other’s worlds,” says Mum. Mission accepted.

As Hannah grows, so does her understanding of Joshua. We journey with her from seven to eighteen, when it’s time to leave home. But Hannah’s life has been moulded around the needs of her brother: “I don’t know who I am if I’m not his sister”. How can she find her way in a world where no one knows or cares, what it’s like to be Joshua’s sister?
Based on Rachel Hammond’s own life, alongside stories from other siblings of individuals with additional needs, Joshua (and Me) provides permission and space for siblings to honestly and openly explore their experiences, too. Full of laughter, love and original music on loop pedal.

This is a relaxed performance. For more information about the things we’ll be putting in place to make this an enjoyable experience for all, please see the show Accessibility document. Or contact us at The Hub: Email / call us on 01543 256611.


“An absolute masterclass on the human experience that will leave you aching with love”.

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Joshua (and me) Workshop:

Everyone has a story to tell, come and explore how you can tell your own with Rachel Hammond, writer and performer of Joshua (and Me). This workshop involves music, drama, games and playdough!

When booking a ticket to the show you are also invited to book a FREE ticket to the afternoon Workshop at 3.30pm. Simply select your workshop tickets on the Basket page. If attending the evening show, there is no limit to how many people you may bring with you to the workshop (subject to availability). Suitable for children age 8+ and adults.

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23 02


7:30 pm



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