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What Will Survive

When Kate and Ash both lose their mothers in quick succession they find their grief, and approaches to handling it, puts a strain on their relationship which they little expected.

Kate and Ash are grieving the loss of their mothers. Ash lost his mum six months ago and is struggling to come to terms with her death. When Kate's mum Ruth is rushed to hospital and abruptly snatched away from them the family are thrown into the turmoil of grief all over again. As both Ash and Kate deal with the personal and emotional repercussions of each loss and the tortuous and unfamiliar logistics of hospitals, inquests and funeral arrangements alongside maintaining a job, a family life and looking after their children Jack and Alfie, the stress begins to take its toll on their relationship. What at first seems to bond them - the shared experience of losing their mothers - begins to drive a wedge between them, and ultimately, threatens to tear them apart.

A powerful new drama from Morwenna Banks starring Rebecca Front as Kate and Ramon Tikaram as Ash. Morwenna won the Tinniswood award in 2015 for her debut radio drama 'Goodbye', the story of two friends, one of whom is diagnosed with breast cancer, which also inspired her film 'Miss You Already' starring Toni Colette and Drew Barrymore. Well-known for co-writing and appearing in Channel 4's cult comedy sketch show 'Absolutely,' Morwenna has appeared in numerous television comedies, dramas and films and recently co-wrote the series 'Damned' with Jo Brand.

Director ..... Heather Larmour.

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Kate Rebecca Front
Ash Ramon Tikaram
Conlith Gary Lilburn
Ruth Cheryl Campbell
Liam Daniel Weyman
Maddy Vinette Robinson
Jack Ezra Banks
Alfie Zaak Conway
Aunty Gita Siddiqua Akhtar
Head Teacher Siddiqua Akhtar
Consultant Siddiqua Akhtar
Radio DJ & Announcer Simon Lipson
Coroner Simon Lipson
Random Parent Simon Lipson
Rabbi Simon Lipson
Bereavement Counsellor Morwenna Banks
Nurse Hayley Morwenna Banks
Director Heather Larmour
Writer Morwenna Banks

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