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Last Petal Falling (Emotion Pictures)

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2011

Cups of tea in a bid to make things better, the search for moments of humanity to give reasons to keep trying, the despair of seeing a person you loved taken away and replaced with something else… It’s an understandably bleak picture that writer Antony Bellekom paints in this study of Alzheimer’s disease. Roberta Bellekom, the sole actor, relates the final years of her grandmother’s life, having just returned from her funeral. Her performance is compelling, and with the script it creates an entirely believable account of how dementia affects a family. The show just falls short of landing any real emotional punches that would make the piece really exceptional, but it’s still undeniably powerful stuff.

theSpaces On The Mile, 5 – 13 Aug (not 7), 2.05pm (2.50pm), £5.00 – £6.00, fpp274.
tw rating 4/5