Director Carrie Cracknell and writer Jenny Worton in conversation with Mary Morgan and Philip Stokoe

Philip Stokoe, Mary Morgan, Carrie Cracknell, Jenny Worton

Photo: James Royall

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Venue: Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells

Date: Saturday 1 November 2008

Artistic director Carrie Cracknell and writer Jenny Worton talked to psychoanalysts Mary Morgan Philip Stokoe about I Am Falling, which uses text and expressive dance to explore the enormity of one couple's love for each other and how this resonates through their son's life. The conversation examined the challenging relationship at the core of the piece, as well as the process of development for the show.

Carrie Cracknell is Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and of the theatre collective Hush. Her directing work includes The Sexual Neuroses of our Parents, I Am Falling, Armageddon, Stacy, A Mobile Thriller, Broken Road, Death and The City, The Hush and Macbeth.

Jenny Worton is the Artistic Associate at the Almeida Theatre. She worked in the Literary Departments for the Bush Theatre, Tricycle Theatre and the National Theatre. As a freelance writer she has written for the stage and radio.

Mary Morgan is a psychoanalyst and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist working in private practice. She also works at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, where she is Programme Leader of the Professional Doctorate and Clinical Training in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Philip Stokoe is a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is Clinical Director of the Adult Department of the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust and a consultant for a wide range of organisations.

Photo L-R: Philip Stokoe, Mary Morgan, Carrie Cracknell, Jenny Worton