Living Room Theatre presents 'All is Mended'
'All Is Mended' is a comedy with a serious side. A repurposing of A Midsummer Night’s Dream telling a new story of life in a care home about magic and remembering, resilience and forgetting, old age and young dreams. It's a shape-shifting drama, funny and sad, real and dreamlike, a tale of life and death and of course love.
The show is interwoven with extracts from our collected conversations, wisdom and memories with local elders from Devon’s care homes, their families and the staff. With just two actors playing all the parts, come and be away with the fairies (and Puck, Bottom & Co) for an hour or so.
Prior to the show (18th October - 1st November) there will be a linked free art exhibition “Old Hands @ Art”, with works created by our elders working with our 'All Is Mended' artist. And our book “Care Home Stories” collecting extracts from our work in Devon’s care homes communities: conversations, poems, photos, paintings, and a sprinkling of Shakespeare’s sonnets will be available to look at and buy at the exhibition and the show.
“Sweet dreams 'til sunbeams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams, whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me.”
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Dream a Little Dream
“Let me be that I am,
seek not to alter me
Let me play the fool:
With mirth and laughter
let old wrinkles come.”
More information about the show can be found here
Tickets £8 allocated seating
Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office
All tickets include a £1 booking fee