Welcome to the ward with no name – a theatre of magical, medical realism. A fusion of love stories, crisscrossing time and space, where walls turn into forests; thunder to gunfire; books to birds, with untold stories kept under their wings.
Nurses come; nurses go – carrying, folding, and keeping the continuum of person-centred caring and its fragile emotional legacy intact.
Darkly comic and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play enters into the experience of dementia care. Touching minds and hearts, nurses and patients search for love, rhyme and reason on the ward with no name. Dancing inside out and outside in, the play moves between multiple realities where time and identity drift apart.
Based on rigorous participant observation in dementia wards, Inside Out of Mind builds bridges between art and science, old and young, carers and cared for.
Post Show Talks available on all performances except Thu 12 Mar 7.45pm
Writer and directer- Tanya Myers
Designer- Nettie Scriven
Lighting designer- Richard Statham
Digital media designer- Barret Hodgson
Sound design and original music composer- David Wilson
“A bold, fine and courageous piece of work” ★★★★ The Stage