Written by Abi Bown / Produced by Theatre of Debate


‘Dayglo’ tells the story of a mother and daughter both affected by breast cancer and their relationship with a teenage boy whose family is affected by sickle cell anaemia.

Abi Bown’s moving play explores the issues raised by the personalisation of medical treatments according to our genes.

Developed in partnership with The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) the University of Ulster, the NHS Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Screening Programme and supported by the Wellcome Trust.


Focus: Genetic inheritance, genetic testing and screening, personalised genetic medicine, the brca gene

Audience: Young people (14 plus) and adults

Length: 68 minutes

Full Film: Available through Theatre of Debate, with subtitles by Stagetext

Resources: Available for teachers and students, science communicators and health workers