This is a critically acclaimed play about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, performed by Human Story Theatre. Connie’s Colander is a piece of theatre aimed at anyone and everyone but it may be of most interest to carers , medical professionals and friends and families of those with dementia.
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 is 50 mins 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 ‘offload’ and also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate.
The show will be on Monday June 24th, starting at 2.30pm.
Please contact Woodley Library to book a place on (0118) 9690304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is FREE but donations would be appreciated. Refreshments will be provided.
Why it’s important: the background facts
- 850,000 people, have dementia in the UK, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.
- The number is expected to rise to more than one million by 2025 and two million by 2051.
- 225,000 will develop dementia this year, according to the charity.
National press link October 2018