can't stop can't stop

Performed by: samdoestheatre

Sam lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It makes everyday life repeatedly exhausting and unbearable. He wants to try and show you how it feels inside. A show about mental illness, irrational rational fears, and how we learn to cope in unsettling times.

can’t stop can’t stop is a new work by samdoestheatre, written and performed by Sam Ross.

Sam is a student at the University of Sheffield 

Cast

Sam Ross 

Crew 

Technical Manager: Adam Carter

Lighting Operator: Rowan Read

Sound Operator: Conal Gallagher

Sound Designers: Sam Ross, Jack Goodison

Set Designer: David McNeil

Technical Manager: Adam Carter

Lighting Operator: Rowan Read

Sound Operator: Conal Gallagher

Sound Designers: Sam Ross, Jack Goodison

Set Designer: David McNeil

Acknowledgements

Thanks to all the venues and organisations who have given me the opportunity to share my story and
raise awareness of such a debilitating condition: Platform Performance Festival, Theatre Delicatessen, and of course all at the National Student Drama Festival. Thanks to Alex Cosgri for giving me the encouragement to submit the show for the Festival. Thanks to Jessie Romain and Miriam Schechter for supporting me with developing the play and organising the run, and to Phoebe Phillips for helping me choreograph some of the physical sections of the piece. Thanks to the Theatre Workshop and University of She eld Theatre Department for supporting the show during its development and for providing rehearsal spaces. A nal thanks to all those who’ve had the misfortune of experiencing my illness rst-hand, and who deal with it with understanding and love. To my friends. My atmates. My family. My sister. My dad. My mum.
I hope this piece serves as an explanation.