A TALE of a discovery of self-mortality is coming to the county town next week.
The Eulogy of Toby Peach celebrates life through one man’s journey with cancer at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday, March 22.
Terrifyingly, one in two of us will experience cancer first-hand. Toby Peach brings this universal issue to the stage in his highly acclaimed, five-star, award-winning Edinburgh Fringe show.
This original piece explores the true story of Toby’s journey with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma that he faced at the age of 19 and again at 21. Toby takes an important and difficult subject and delivers it in a refreshing, insightful and humorous way. The show delves into the moments when a eulogy may have been a very real possibility for Toby and how those moments changed his life forever.
Toby said: “I’m really excited to be giving The Eulogy a new lease of life in 2016. We were so inspired by the learnings and ideas taken away from the experience last year. Since Edinburgh we’ve been invited by numerous charities to bring The Eulogy to their audiences; receiving a standing ovation from 300 young people and their support teams at Teenage Cancer Trust’s conference Find Your Sense Of Tumour was an unbelievable experience.
"I cannot wait to reach more audiences across the UK with our show and outreach work, continuing to raise awareness about cancer whilst delivering a show that engages its audiences in this difficult subject matter.”
The Eulogy of Toby Peach started life as a short story performed at the BAC, subsequently gaining developmental support from Old Vic New Voices. It was awarded the IdeasTap Underbelly Award in 2015. The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England have generously funded the UK tour of The Eulogy of Toby Peach.
*The Eulogy of Toby Peach is at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Wednesday March 22 March at 8pm. Contact the box office for tickets.