Tristan Bernays’ final scene is simple and heartbreaking – the whole room burst into tears at the exact same moment. Suddenly all of the bits that don’t work tremendously well don’t seem to matter quite as much.
Alzheimer’s is such a complicated, painful experience but One Last Waltz sadly doesn’t even touch the surface of that.
Terry Johnson’s new play is a deeply felt and typically witty look at the cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
You could easily classify this production as “the one with the robot” but there is more to Spillikin, currently on tour throughout the UK. Despite the high level of artificial intelligence on show, this is a human story depicting the world of a woman going through Alzheimer’s.
Off the Middle present Matthew Seager’s debut play IN OTHER WORDS, directed by Paul Brotherston and starring the author, at The Hope Theatre from 28 February to 18 March 2017.
Once upon a time, quite recently, you couldn’t move for plays about youth. Now, there’s been an avalanche of dramas about ageing, usually in the context of dementia and family life. Maybe all of our main playwrights have suddenly grown up, or maybe the endless quest for novelty has deposited us on the shores of the current trend-setting idea. Nicola Wilson’s Royal Court debut is yet another play about Alzheimer’s, ageing and memory, but is it any different from Florian Zeller’s The Father, April de Angelis’ After Electra or Emma Adams’s Animals?