'They Live In You' is a series of charity shows produced by Michael James Porter to support the #JusticeForJean campaign. He produced his first show ‘You’re Simply the Best’ in Mansfield in September 2009 and this was followed by 'They Live In You' in April 2015 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.
This year's show is the third show in this series and will be a unique musical theatre experience as it will be an emotional journey experienced through the loss of a loved one, thus creating a musical rollercoaster of song, dance and performance for each emotion.
Jean Hanlon/Porter was killed in Crete in March 2009. She disappeared and was washed up in Heraklion Harbour a few days later. Her death was originally dismissed as an accident but after her sons, Robert, David and Michael pushed for a second post mortem, it was found that she had been murdered and her body had been discarded in the water after her death. This discovery was the start of the Porter family’s fight for justice in her name.
The case did go to trial with 2 possible suspects but due to lack of evidence, it fell into obscurity. There is now a good chance that the case will be fully re-investigated.
Jean’s family discovered that their situation was in no way unique as when they started looking into the logistics of the fight they faced, they discovered from statistics obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), that they certainly were not alone as there are many people in the same position as them, all looking for answers and/or justice having suffered an unexplained/sudden death of a family member or loved one abroad.
In October 2016, the SNP MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Richard Arkless, facilitated communications between the Porter family and the Greek authorities and this has led to renewed interest with the potential of involvement with the Prime Minister although nothing has been confirmed as yet. Also, thanks to Richard’s help, the Porter brothers are currently in the final stages of talks with the Greek Consulate about going over to Greece for a meeting with the prosecutor who is handling Jean’s case, as well as meeting the new Greek Ambassador.
You can find more information about the case on the Facebook page ‘Justice for Jean - You're Simply the Best’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/255774531131043 plus, on our website www.theyliveinyou.co.uk
Michael is a Scottish theatre performer who is now based in Bromley and he has many friends who perform in leading West End roles & others who have performed on reality TV shows such as ’X Factor’, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and ‘The Voice’, and these incredible performers have offered their talent, time and services for this show which has the musical direction and orchestration by Alex Williams, musical arrangements by Scott Hayes, directed by Victoria Gimby and choreographed by Jordi Guitart.
Please see below the cast list for the show.
Amelia Charlotte Marchant
Expressions Performing Arts (41 dancers)
Summer Mae O'Neil
Matthew James Rowland
West End Gospel Choir
Yildiz Meyrem Hussein
Jonathan David Dudley
(The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. We cannot be held responsible if the artist cannot make it for whatever reason.)
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