The Book of Jo looks at what happens when life falls apart.
How can we maintain hope when the worst happens?
And why do bad things happen anyway?
A woman faced with a rare and random terminal diagnosis sits in the debris of her life contemplating meaning and social justice with the dubious help of the old testament story The Book of Job
Written and Performed by Viv Gordon
Original Music Composed by Tom Johnson
Dramaturgy by Chris Fogg
The Book of Jo was a theatre show commissioned by Life of Breath and philosopher Havi Carel inspired by research into Breath and Breathlessness. The show premiered at Catch Your Breath/Southmead Hospital on 24th Sept 2019