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Finding Joy (Vamos Theatre)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Finding Joy Ed2016

Centred around 83-year-old grandmother Joy, whose dementia is becoming of increasing concern, ‘Finding Joy’ is a truly moving play. It’s delivered without a word of dialogue: just a caricature mask and distinct mannerisms bring the characters to life, while music and sound clips drive each scene forward. As her family learns to adjust and understand how to care for her, the show explores Joy’s personal history and identity, serving as a reminder of the person behind the illness and the dignity she deserves. Heart-warming, yet heart-breaking at the same time, this stirring physical performance combines humour with sympathy for the challenges of an illness that I am sure many will be able to relate to.

Assembly Hall, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Daisy Malt]