In the subconscious maze of dementia, how do you find your way home?
Demented is the latest work by acclaimed ACT theatre-maker and published Playwright (Under My Bed) Ruth Pieloor, who, inspired by her deeply personal experience, turns her magic-realism trademark into an oddly comic, yet breath-taking and touching realisation of Dementia.
An exciting collaboration with local and regional artists, this unique production intercepts playful clowning, exquisite puppetry, dramatic dialogue, and an original score, to share a heroine’s captivating relationship with dementia. We meet Rachel, the mother, the daughter, the carer, the lover, the artist, and gently take her hand as she unravels new challenges in her family’s tapestry of memories, and the legacy it leaves in its wake.
VENUE: The Q Theatre
RUNNING TIME: Approx 120 mins inclusive of Interval.
INTERVAL: 20 mins.
LOCK OUT: Patrons arriving late can be seated after prologue(s).
AUDIENCE ADVICE: Mild coarse language, challenging themes and emotional content. Recommended for 14+
AUSLAN SIGNING PERFORMANCES: Thursday 18 August 2022 at 8pm & then Saturday 20 August 2022 for 2pm Matinee.
RELAXED PERFORMANCE – Saturday 20 August 2022, 2pm matinee performance will have the conditions modified in the auditorium to accommodate people with sensory challenges. We leave the house lights on (dimmed) and lower the sound
Copies of the script for Demented will available for sale from our Box Office.