Alzheimer’s Society are inviting Wrexham residents to ‘Open Voices’ stage production to raise awareness of dementia
The third year Theatre, Televison and Performance students at Glyndwr University will be performing the play ‘Open Voices’ during this years Dementia Awareness Week (19 – 25 May)
Open Voices will be staged from Wednesday May 22 – Friday May 24, with two performances each day staged at 1:30pm and 7:30pm.
Director of the play and senior lecturer in Theatre, Television and Performance, Elen Mai Nefydd said: “The challenge throughout has been balancing that fine line between respecting the seriousness of the condition while conveying the message that people can live happy and fulfilling lives with dementia.
We don’t want people to shy away from the performance as we’ve been aiming to create a good, positive message and we hope that this is the feeling that audiences go away with after watching the play.”
The production has been written by the students, who have been working closely with staff at Alzheimer’s Society Wrexham to gain an insight into what life with dementia is like.
Sara Hughes, one of the Theatre, Television and Performance students at Glyndŵr University who has worked on the play said: “As a group, the main objective we would like to achieve is to raise awareness of dementia and to educate people about what help and support is available to them. We want the audience to realise how important it is to not dismiss dementia.”
Between performances on Wednesday 22 May there will be a tea party held between the matinee and evening performances.
The price of tickets will be £5 for Adults and £4 for students and concessions. People interested in booking tickets or wanting further information should contact Elen Mai Nefydd on 01978 293409 or call the Box Office on 01978 293293. Information can also be found at twitter.com/OpenVoicesUK and facebook.com/OpenVoicesUK.