Realising that people are really missing live theatre, Artsreach, Dorset’s rural touring arts charity, has come up with an innovative idea.
‘You Don’t Know Me’ is a new show written and performed by winning theatre maker Sophia Hatfield and directed by Olivier Award Winning Theatre and BBC Radio Director Gwenda Hughes, which is performed live over the telephone.
Meet Vick. mother, partner and daughter. You’ve almost certainly walked past her in the street, stood behind her in a queue or driven past her in your car. Now take the time to delve a little deeper and experience a day in her life.
Vick is a care worker in a residential home. As her working day progresses, hear her running from place to place, helping residents to dress, keeping them calm and offering a friendly ear to talk to. But today, something is different. The day’s encounters gradually uncover a deeply hidden memory and Vick finds herself transported back to her childhood, where a traumatic incident changes her outlook forever.
Inspired by real memories and interviews from a care home, this innovative and intimate 20-minute audio play highlights unsung stories of everyday care across generations and celebrates the dedication and spirit of workers and residents in care homes across the UK. Expect live music, beautiful writing and immersive sound effects in this unique approach to socially distanced theatre.
Writer/performer Sophia of Stute Theatre said, “It’s a privilege to perform such a relevant play and highlight the often hidden stories of care and the wonderful contribution care workers make to society.”
There are just 30 telephone performances slots available for ‘You Don’t Know Me But’, between 3pm and 7pm on the 15, 16, 27, 27 and 28 March. Booking is essential and this play is suitable for ages 16 plus. Find out more and secure one of these limited tickets by visiting the Artsreach website: www.artsreach.co.uk.
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