If you knew you could have a serious medical condition and could find out, would you? How could this affect your friends and family?
These questions and more are explored through Harri’s story, an 18-year-old who’s just finished his exams and ready to follow his dreams. His world is turned upside down when his mother is diagnosed with early onset familial Alzheimer’s disease, a condition Harri and his sister each have a 50 per cent chance of inheriting.
Should he take a test to find out if he has it too? Tremolo offers listeners a real insight, exploring the impact of Harri’s choice on his relationships and dreams.
Tremolo is aimed primarily at students aged 16+, but also available to the wider public. It is available in both English and Welsh from March 3rd 2022 to listen and download via platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, AM & on Theatr Genedlaethol’s website.
You can also link to it on Spotify below:
The podcast series will also feature episodes from the drama’s creative team discussing the themes of the play, as well as contributions from genetics specialists.
Tremolo is an Illumine Theatre production in partnership with Wales Gene Park and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society.
Starring Gareth Elis. Written by Lisa Parry, directed by Zoë Waterman, harp music composed and played by Eira Lynn Jones, sound design and editing by Rhys Young, assistant director Branwen Davies, additional music by Yws Gwynedd. Tremolo was recorded at Hoot Studios, Cardiff.
The drama is also accompanied by an education pack for schools & colleges aimed at year 12/13 students. The pack contains:
Creative content including
- A synopsis of the drama
- Interviews with the creative team
- Creative activities
Scientific content including
- Information Toolkit
- Careers Support
- Scientific Activities
- Points for reflection
- Help and support
Teachers/educators can get a copy of the pack by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org