For Hazel and her mother Ivy, their lives have suddenly stopped. They are caught in a maelstrom.’Am I dead?’ Hazel asks, as her mother Ivy contemplates the past and looks into an unknown future.A catastrophic event forces the two women to face reality. What is familiar – where is the thread? Is it in the wool, the yarn? Or is it in the Pas de Chat? Or does it lie with sleeping dogs?

This is their story, one of joy and fear. One of resilience and courage, often fumbling with unknown outcomes.
This play is based on wide research, founded on stories of survival through brain injury, and the works of prominent neuro-scientists. We particularly wish to thank Headway Bristol, Rita Rees and her daughter Jane Collins. Rita Rees MBE was the founder of Headway Bristol, now an international charity supporting people through brain injury and beyond. Rita also lectured and collaborated with charities world-wide, often accompanied and supported by Jane. 

Find out more on these dates:-

Booking info:

27th to 30th June 2019

27th: 7:00pm
28th: 5:30pm
29th: 2:30pm
Fringe TheatreFest
The Guildhall,
Buthchers Row
EX31 1BW
mobile: 07974 569849
landline: 01271 830147

3rd to 24th July 2019

 4th: 6:30pm *
 5th: 12 noon +
 8th: 6:30pm *
 9th: 12 noon +
10th: 6:30pm *
Buxton Festival Fringe
Green Man Gallery,
Hardwick Hall,Hardwick Square,Buxton SK17 6PY
* Ground Floor Gallery, Map venue no 86a+ Workshop Room Map, Map venue no 86b
Fringe Chair: 01298 70705 
Mobile 07952 193 521
Fringe Marketing Officer: 01298 79351.
6th July 2019
Time: 4:30pm
The Way Ahead,  
Headway Conference, 
0115 924 0800
20th July 2019
2:00pm and 7:30pm
(Back by popular demand!)
The Mission Theatre, 
32 Corn Street, 
Bath, BA1 1UF 428600

JDJB and TLBB Poductions’ play ‘TangleTree’ is a fictionalised story based on research.

Many people came forward with their stories of survival through brain injury. Stories of despair, hope, bravery and love.

More recently after seeing an item on the BBC about Steve Richards and his Mum Ali, we felt we wanted to help raise awareness of Steve, his need for funding and his continuing journey.

Their story touched our hearts.

Ali says:-
“Nothing can prepare you for a phone call like the one I received on 23rd December 2014. It was to say my son Steve had been found unconscious at 2am on a roadside in Thailand with severe brain injuries…. Over four years later, and battling the odds, we need to raise a total of £5,000 to cover urgently needed specialist physio and hydrotherapy to help Steve to walk again.”

He has fought hard, and can now smile, but Ali his mother waits for the day when she hears her son again say “Hello Mum”.

Steve and Ali desperately need your help, if you wish to donate please visit