I cannot go back after what I have witnessed. It will remain forever; etched in hideous technicolor on the underside of my eyelids.
What has been seen cannot be unseen. Six fictional eyewitnesses to the gruesome terrorist murder in Woolwich. Their lives are changed irrevocably, but how? Rita cannot hold her son. Tony does jigsaw puzzles and counts his wife’s breaths. Elliot must face up to who he really is. Farrah is forced to reconnect with a painful past long forgotten. Annie learns to feel again. And Stefan feels nothing. Stay Happy Keep Smiling explores the lives of ordinary people in the aftermath of an extraordinary event.
What happens now?
Anna was commissioned to write and direct Stay Happy Keep Smiling by ActorWorks Drama School for their graduating students. Hear Anna talking about the piece on London 94.9 Radio here.