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Jack And Jill And The Red Postbox (Skimstone Arts Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

A production designed to raise awareness of dementia and how difficult a condition it is to live with, for the family as well as the sufferer. The script, taken verbatim from interviews with dementia sufferers, is shaped into a simple and poignant production. We see how the lives of Jack, Jill and their daughter Lucy are transformed by Jill’s illness. The performances are quite lovely, gentle and very honest; particularly by Sarah Kemp as Jill, whose bafflement at her changing perception of the world is superbly understated. Simon Tarrant’s original music, which employs the tunes of well-known nursery rhymes, supports the production well. Skimstone Arts Theatre Company have made an admirable show, conceived and presented with the utmost tenderness and understanding.

Sweet Grassmarket, until 11 Aug, 2.40pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Immi Calderwood]