Paul’s world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. How can he remain connected to those who care about him?
This touching performance asks, what ultimately binds us to others? What new stories can we weave that enable us to release old friends and join new ones?
An uplifting combination of physical performance, sound and potent visuals revealing the meaning of music and people in Paul’s life.
Commissioned by Edinburgh University and based on their latest research along with stories collected from people living with dementia.
Monday 17 July, 2pm, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Book on 01845 526536 or www.ruralarts.org.
Tuesday 18 July, 2pm, Sessay Village Hall, Main Street, Sessay, YO7 3BE. Book on 01845 526536 or www.ruralarts.org.
Wednesday 19 July, 2pm, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Book on 01609 776230 or forumnorthallerton.org.uk.
3-9 August and 21-23 August, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. Book at Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office.
Thursday 21 September, 7.3opm, Queen’s Hall, Hexham. Book at www.queenshall.co.uk.
Spring 2018 (dates TBC), The Civic, Barnsley.
Forthcoming screening at Tyneside Cinema
Michael’s Map is a short film aiming to give an intimate and heartfelt insight into the lives of people directly and indirectly affected by Dementia. The narrative’s un-specularity of everyday life captures Dementia’s slowly defining impact and explores how the personal relationships in Michael and his wife Jenny’s life shift from connecting to possible isolation. Subtle but encompassing – the frustration is silent but visible, yet is there hope?