Connie's Colander - The Human Story Theatre, The Beaconsfield School, Thursday, 23. May 2019

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.
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.
 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 daughter…a 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.

Thursday, 23. May 2019, The Beaconsfield School, Connie's Colander - The Human Story Theatre

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