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In Other Words – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Matthew Seager Director: Paul Brotherston Reviewer: Dominic Corr Something which makes us human is how we shackle ourselves to memories. They often define us, mould us and certainly impact our sense of self. When we lose these, this has a crueller, more twisted effect than other afflictions. Off the Middle production works together with Playlist for Life to produce ...

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Still Alice – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Christine Mary Dunford (adapted from the book by Lisa Genova) Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Joan Phillips Dementia can seem one of nature’s cruelest conditions. Young on-set Alzheimer’s is even more vicious. Lisa Genova’s book Still Alice, published in 2007, was first adapted for the stage by Christine Mary Dunford before it was then made into an academy award winning ...

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Still Alice – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Adaptation: Christine Mary Dunford from the book by Lisa Genova Director: David Grindley Reviewer: Dominic Corr Faithfully capturing Lisa Genova’s novel, Christine Mary Dunford’s adaptation of Still Alice continues to show the comprehensive empathy surrounding early on-set Alzheimer’s. A serial narrative, flowing through the discoveries of diagnosis, to the eventual succumbing to fractured memories. Strung together with a dual-performance from ...

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Spillikin – CAST, Doncaster

Writer and Director: Jon Welch Reviewer: Janet Jepson Spillikin is there, his back to the audience, waiting to take up his role … he draws the eye as seats are taken and everyone wonders just how well he can act. In any case this inanimate character will surely not be able to add any emotional depth to this latest production by ...

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The Father – Richmond Theatre, London

Kenneth Cranham and Amanda Drew

Writer: Florian Zeller Translation: Christopher Hampton Director: James Macdonald Reviewer: Deborah Klayman   André is eighty years old, has two daughters, and lives in his own flat in Paris. Or does he? An intelligent, elegant and deeply moving play about the reality of living with dementia, Florian Zeller’s The Father allows the audience to stand on the same shifting sands ...

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INTERVIEW: Luke Adamson has One Last Waltz

  Dementia is known as “the silent killer”. There are currently more than 520,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer’s disease and it’s estimated that, by 2015, that figure will almost double. Spurred on by personal contact with the condition, writer Luke Adamson is taking his play One Last Waltz on the road. He spoke to Paul Couch. So tell ...

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1 Beach Road – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Solveig Holum Director: Sabina Netherclift Reviewer: Joan Phillips [Rating:4] This is the tough yet sentimental story of two women and their efforts to hold on to their dreams even when set against the full forces of nature. Victoria and Jane meet and decide to set up a bed &breakfast overlooking the beach on the Norfolk coast. At first the ...

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