Don’t Leave Me Now (at 2:30pm & 6:30pm)
A play by Brian Daniels exploring the impact of early onset dementia and family life. Where does love end and duty begin? – or does it?
Cast: Brian Daniels, Kate Dyson, Marie Fortune, Karen Spicer, Polly Wright
Director: Jeni Draper
(Please note: these are ‘script in hand’ performances)
Brian Daniels – Writer/Producer Brian has produced more than 200 new plays and musicals since 1994. He has worked with many writers and performers including Steven Berkoff, Maureen Lipman, Richard Dreyfuss, Susannah York, Prunella Scales, Fenella Fielding, Paula Wilcox and Jerry Hall. He has also produced concert artists including Eartha Kitt, Michael Feinstein, Boy George, Ute Lemper, Elaine Stritch and Ron Moody. As a playwright, he has written ‘Where’s Your Mama Gone?’ (Leeds, London, screen play in development) and ‘A Big Day for the Goldbergs’ (Leeds, Edinburgh, UK tour.) He has also adapted the award winning play ‘The Good and the True’ (UK tour, Australia, New Zealand) which received its New York premiere in January 2014 and in September 2014 completed a successful eight-week off-Broadway season. Brian is currently working on a commission to write a play around the testimonies of those abused in childhood.
►Endorsed by all major Dementia Charities, the National Council for Palliative Care and Cruse.
►Performed with ‘humour, insight and compassion’.
►Cast of five professional actors and professionally directed.
►Each performance lasts for 75 minutes and will be followed by a moderated discussion
Inspired by two real stories.
Professor Rachael Dixey, Professor of Health at Leeds Metropolitan University nursed her partner through dementia for seven years. Cindy Toulman has visited her husband Chris in his care home every day for 10 years. He is no longer able to communicate in any way but still she visits him every day. The play was inspired by these two stories and Brian has woven the strands to create a documentary style play of the trials and tribulations of living with dementia in the family.
“Very well written – very economical and emotionally powerful; thought-provoking”
“Exceptionally true to life and very well acted”
“The play is very informative and emotive. I greatly enjoyed it”
Tickets: £9.00 Concessions £7.00
If you are over 60, or on benefits, or disabled or a carer then you qualify for the concessionary rate.
Licensed cash bar
NB Challenge 25 will be in operation at the licensed cash bar.