Connie's Colander Theatre Performance

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Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

Millennium Plain

Norwich

NR2 1AW

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Stripping dementia of its fear: theatre companys unique national, library tour

Human Story Theatre company are back performing their critically-acclaimed, bitter-sweet play about a mother facing dementia with the help of her daughter. Uniquely, each intimate performance of Connies Colander will be followed by a Q&A with a medical or care expert. The national tour of 36 libraries will take pay-what-you-can, pop-up theatre and critical support to people who might otherwise suffer in isolation.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/tr5lG4sitIw

Connies Colander, written by Human Story Theatres Gaye Poole, is in libraries and community spaces this May & June, with 12 performances during Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). Having secured Arts Council funding, the company have doubled their tour dates from last year.

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connies Colander, bringing her mothers recipes onscreen and up to date. The hour-long play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connies Alzheimers. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

After the play, the actors facilitate a 20-minute Q&A with guest specialists, offering information and stories of living well with dementia, and encourage the audience to share their own experiences.


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Dr Marion Lynch, Dementia expert and Deputy Medical Director for NHS England South:[Text Wrapping Break]Connie gives us permission to laugh and cry about our own situation, the roles lost and responsibilities gained when living with dementia, and notice that we are not alone. More of this would lead to a different view on what it is to grow old and care for those who need our help.

Sue Williamson, libraries director at Arts Council England:

An awful lot of people who are interested or touched by these issues dont feel safe in a theatre, but they do feel comfortable in their local library.’’


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Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library

Millennium Plain

Norwich

NR2 1AW

United Kingdom

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