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Finding Joy – mac, Birmingham

Writer and Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Joy is 83. She loves to dance, has a wicked sense of humour, knows what she wants … and is suffering from dementia. Her daughter is struggling to care for her. Danny, Joy’s grandson, a typical teen, hangs around street corners with his mates, watches the football and enjoys the occasional spliff. Then one ...

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A Brave Face – CAST, Doncaster

Writer / Director: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Choreographer: Rachael Alexander Reviewer: Janet Jepson The United Kingdom has been famous throughout the centuries for its exemplary armed services, defending both the shores of our tiny islands and the wider Commonwealth lands. We take our armed troops somewhat for granted, they have always been there and will be prepared to defend ...

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Nursing Lives – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Rachael Savage Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Dan English   Thereis an emotional powerhouse of a production in town as Vamos Theatre returns to Canterbury’s Marlowe Studio this week with their latest touring production, Cementing their status as the UK’s leading masked theatre company, Vamos Theatre leave the audience emotionally drained during this 90-minute piece. Nursing Lives tells the story ...

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Nursing Lives – The Civic, Barnsley

Writer/Director: Rachael Savage Music: Janie Armour Reviewer: Janet Jepson   How can it be that we can say so much without words? So go the lyrics to the well-known Madness song, but watching Nursing Lives performed by Vamos Theatre Company at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre, it’s difficult to get that sentence out of one’s mind. For not a word is spoken ...

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Finding Joy – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer &Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Joan Phillips Finding Joy is an enchanting, funny and deeply moving story about 83 year old Joy. Written and directed by Rachael Savage, the story follows Joy’s struggles with dementia, and those of her immediate family who try to care for her. But do not be deterred by the seriousness of the theme. This production ...

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