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Connie's Colander - The Human Story Theatre

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The Beaconsfield School

Wattleton Road

(Next to the Adult Education Centre)

Beaconsfield

HP9 1SJ

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Connie’s Colander, by Gaye Poole

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness, this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

Running time 50 mins.

(Please note: This performance is not suitable for those with Dementia)

Plus a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a Dementia specialist.

An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local dementia specialists able to signpost people to their local services. Building on the story within the play, the audience is also encouraged to share their own experiences, both to offloadand also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate.

This is a compelling play, excellently acted and tautly directed ...(****The Oxford Times)

“… beautifully crafted, tightly written, intensely poignant and moving exploration of the effect of dementia on a mother and her daughtera short dramatic jewel. (Daily Info)

For more background information about the play click here.

This is a free event sponsored by The Simpson Centre & Penn Surgery. A voluntary suggested contribution of £3 per audience member will be collected at the performance and will be donated to Carers Bucks.

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The Beaconsfield School

Wattleton Road

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HP9 1SJ

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