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Video: Outside Edge Highlights

Friday, January 14th, 2011

It’s a privilige to broadcast 3 more extracts from One Day At A Time from The Outside Edge Theatre Company. The play explores the paradox at the heart of Alcoholics Anonymous - mutual self-help born of self-interest.

Firstly we have a window into the personal relationship of Bill W and his wife Lois. History shows Bill as a flawed man both in recovery as much as in the eye of the storm with his alcoholism. In this tempestuous scene Bill announces to Lois that he may have cancer.

We also have 2 monologues from Bill and Lois, both touching and moving. Phil Fox has written and directed a masterpiece, capturing a unique man in a unique time in history. The lives and work of Bill W (Bill Wilson) and Dr Bob Smith laid the foundations for Alcoholics Annonymous and The 12 Steps programme.

Now in the 21st century millions of people share their experience, strength and hope in rooms all over the world. The 12 step programme is still the most widely used model of recovery and many more groups have become established from the early grassroots of AA.

You can see more from the Outside Edge Theatre Company here, interviews with Phil Fox, David Charkham therapist and Outside Edge Board member and their Patron, Jimmy Page

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