'Homeward Bound' and 'Hospice: A Love Story' -… | Highland Hospice

'Homeward Bound' and 'Hospice: A Love Story' - Online Drama Performances

'Homeward Bound' and 'Hospice: A Love Story' - Online Drama Performances image

These thought provoking and powerful plays are a creative and valuable educational resource that help to open up important conversations about death and dying, and shed light on the human impact receiving a terminal diagnosis can have on a family.

Homeward Bound is a play based on the true story of Seth and Lesley Goodburn and the 33 short and heart-breaking days from Seth’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer to his death. Originally written as a play in 2016 and developed by the National Council for Palliative Care and Pancreatic Cancer UK to help improve end of life care, it is now widely recognised as a valuable educational resource for health care professionals.

Hospice: A Love Story is a play written and based on the experiences of Elizabeth Coplan (Founder and Chief Playwright for Grief Dialogues Health Care Education in the USA). Focusing on death and all its complications – relationship, physical, spiritual – the play tells the poignant story of a ‘crisis at the bedside’ between two sisters trying to come to terms with death of their mother who had cancer.

Join the live performances

Airing live, via Zoom at 6.00pm, the performances are being brought to life by drama students, Sophie Wink and Luke Carmichael from Inverness College University of the Highland and Islands.

After the performances, both Lesley and Elizabeth are available to discuss and answer audience questions.

Creatively bringing education alive

Speaking ahead of the performance, Siobhan Neylon from Highland Hospice, said:

“We’re always seeking out new and innovative ways to share our knowledge and expertise to help improve palliative and end of life care for patients and carers. We’re committed to engaging and reaching as many people as possible and working with our partners at Birmingham St Marys Hospice, Grief Dialogues Health Care Education and Inverness College University of the Highland and Islands on this project is a real privilege.

“We’re excited to be bringing education alive creatively through these live performances and hope people find them a valuable educational resource.”

Who should attend?

We warmly invite anyone working in a health and social care setting, as well as patients and carers.


25 May 2021 - 25 May 2021


Online, via Zoom


No fee