by Kate Maravan
Streaming from 4 - 13 December
Tickets: Available from 7.30pm on 4 December
Memory, loss, mother-daughter relationships and the hokey-cokey.
Revisiting The Old House, Mother and daughter hang on to fragments of what they know. Beach walks, fish and chips, carnival processions, echoes of bygone summers. Memories surface, slip away. A last chance to meet each other anew. Grief, laughter, liberation.
Written and performed by Kate Maravan, The Old House explores how two women's journeys of loss and new found freedom are interwoven.
Inspired by Kate’s mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s The Old House explores the possibility that relating to someone with dementia can be a creative and meaningful exchange. A discovery of the person we are with now rather than an attachment to who we once knew and an alive connection to the present moment. How distinctions between well/ill, young/old are less defined.
The Old House gives us an understanding of the potential of Alzheimer’s to contribute and enrich.
Praise for The Old House
The writing in this play is exquisite...Funny and devastating, The Old House is a beautiful tale...Maravan’s [an] incredible talent." northwestend.co.uk ★★★★