FINDING JOY to Play Brighton Fringe, 11-12 May
Vamos Theatre, "one of the most innovative, exciting full mask mime companies currently touring" (The Stage) is coming to the Brighton Fringe with its latest production Finding Joy, after sell-out performances at the London International Mime Festival.
Finding Joy, based on a true story, is a piece of theatre inspired by one family's remarkable and unconventional experience of dementia. Joy Wilson is a funny and gentle 80-something and her grandson Danny a teenager who's going off the rails. When Joy starts to find it hard to remember things, Danny decides he will care for her. Together, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But will that be enough to take on the challenges ahead?
Finding Joy is about a young man who discovers extraordinary caring instincts, and the joyous, playful and accepting relationship he develops with his grandma. Whilst dementia is a tough, often heart-breaking condition, this production encourages people to remember the person beyond the dementia, and shows how positive caring can make a world of difference to everyone facing it.
Reviews for Finding Joy have been exceptional: the show has been Pick of the Week in the Guardian Guide, who describe it as 'excellent': What's On Stage gives the show five stars, adding that it is 'simply beautiful'; and the BBC describe the production as 'thoroughly thought provoking and charmingly funny.'
Full mask is an innovative and unique style of theatre; it has no speech, and in Vamos's hands it's one of the most engaging, human, and personal theatre experiences around. The company is delighted to be back performing at the Warren, a perfectly sized venue for full mask theatre.
Dates and times: 11th May 2014 at 18:00/ 12th May 2014 at 19:45
Tickets: £9/ £7.50 conc/ £28 family
Suitability: Age 12+