Happy 2017 to all! I hope the first days of the year have been kind and you’re feeling suitably revitalised if you were fortunate enough to have a little bit of a break over the festive period. For me, the end of 2016 saw the end of my time in North Wales, an unexpected journey… Continue reading New Year, New Places, New Adventures!
I recently got to combine my interest in immersive theatres and dementia research at a series of events organised by Spare Tyre theatre company, for their new performance The Garden, which has been specially designed for people living with dementia. I first came across the company in a book by Nicola Shaughnessy that referred to… Continue reading Dementia and immersive theatre, connecting through the senses
Last week I was volunteering for a local theatre venue at a children’s show. As a steward I sat at the back ready to let anyone in or out as required. This viewpoint always gives such an oversight of the audience and non more interesting than the day’s crowd: 135 youngsters all under the age… Continue reading How soon we lay down the (theatre) rules
This was the final performance giving the cast the opportunity to experience Cerebellium for themselves, following a week long run of performances to the public. We’d heard the feedback ourselves each night, hearing how deeply affected people were by the performance. This was the second year of Cerebellium and the script had evolved as had… Continue reading Yesterday I turned off a brain in a Vat. I’d told myself I wouldn’t do it. I did. It was just Theatre. But what does it say about me?