Jackson works in computers and likes football,
golf and Tuesday evenings in the pub with his
mates. He’s married to Biology teacher Anna. They’re
happy. Then Jack discovers a lump on his testicle.
Within a few days he is hearing the word ‘Cancer’
from a consultant and his once-cosy life is in
turmoil. Very soon, he finds himself feeling isolated
and incomplete; HANGING IN THERE tells the story
of his difficult journey to re-connection and
And it’s a comedy … HANGING IN THERE was originally
written as a play by Geoff Saunders - a teacher,
playwright and testicular cancer survivor - partly
as a way of coming to terms with this life-changing
event. The play was first staged at the Loft Theatre
in 2005 and was directed by Darren Scott, who
then staged another very successful run at the
Criterion Theatre the following year.
In 2014, Geoff and Darren reunited to embark on
a journey to transform the play into a film, and
with the help of local Warwickshire actors and
crew, and the goodwill of hundreds of people and
businesses, the film is now being shown around
the country. This will be the first showing of
the film in the county.
Stars Chris Hudson and Elizabeth Joyce Morris
along with some familiar Talisman Theatre faces:
Karen Scott (credited under her professional stage
name Imogen Archer), Ruth Herd and Craig Shelton.
There will be a Q&A session held after the screening
for those interested in knowing how this film
HANGING IN THERE supports Orchid: Fighting Male
Cancer, a charity funding research into male cancers.