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Connie's Colander

The Beacon, Wantage
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Written by Human Story Theatre’s Gaye Poole, Connie’s Colander is a new play intertwining a mother and daughter’s journey with dementia.

“The acting is a tour de force by Amy Enticknap, as daughter, and Gaye Poole as her mother. Yet, despite the subject material, the play is alive with good humour…” Daily Info

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. 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?

Like with all Human Story Theatre productions this is a stripped back, ‘no frills’ approach to theatre that focuses on the play and the acting, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and informal. This atmosphere is then continued by the actors after the show, who facilitate a 20 minute Q&A with guest specialists offering information and stories of living well with dementia.

“This is a compelling play – excellently acted”
**** 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