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Moment of Grace

Moment of Grace

Moment of Grace

Streaming until Sunday 16 May. Available to stream from 7.30pm on 12 February.

Presented by Backstory Ensemble in association with The Actors Centre and The National HIV Story Trust

Tickets: £6 (please scroll down and click on the video thumbnail at the bottom of this page to purchase a ticket)


Would you have risked everything to challenge ignorance about AIDS?

It’s 1987. Princess Diana’s landmark visit to a London AIDS ward has sparked world-wide interest, camera crews and a televised interview.  But AIDS remains taboo. Even being seen to work on this ward could cost you everything. To change public misconceptions, would you risk it?

Told through the eyes of Jude, a nurse on the ward, Andrew, a patient, and Donnie, a fireman estranged from his son, this ground-breaking new play Moment of Grace tells how the Princess’s visit brought critical attention to AIDS awareness through empathy and acts of kindness.

Based on the original play by Bren Gosling.

Download the Moment of Grace programme here.

Winner of the  2020 NO:INTERMISSION International One Act Play Competition.

Please click here to learn more about the work of The National HIV Story Trust.

Please click here to learn more about HIV and to find out more about the medical advancements around treatment today. 


Praise for Moment of Grace

★★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★★ Scene Alba

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ Out News Global

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

★★★★ Love London Love Culture

★★★★ London Living UK

"Brilliantly acted and incredibly moving" Alison Steadman 

"Very elegaic ... beautifully played, beautifully written" Michael Elwyn