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Staging dementia: Playing out communication scenarios

October 24, 2022 @ 10:05 am - 10:55 am

A webinar about the process of creating a theatre production (and a linked documentary film) about communication and dementia.

This is a free online event via Zoom. It starts at five past ten (10:05) and ends at five to eleven(10:55) to allow people to get between different events. The organisers are the IDEAL dementia research programme, with their main base at the University of Exeter.

In this second session of the IDEAL Webinar Series, ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ will be discussed. This play was performed to three audiences in Exeter in January 2022. On 23rd September 2022 the documentary film, which came out of the creation process and the performances, will be released.

‘The World Turned Upside Down: Using theatre to take a realistic look at dementia’ takes the theme of communication, and situations where this could go better or worse depending on the reactions of the people surrounding a person with dementia. In this webinar, key people involved in creating the production share what they’ve learned from the process.

In this session you will hear from:

  • Dr Claire Pentecost, IDEAL Programme Manager and the Producer of the play and film
  • Paul Jepson, Director of ‘The World Turned Upside Down’
  • Julia Burton, former carer and members of the ALWAYs involvement group, who worked on the play and film – including auditioning the actors!


October 24, 2022
10:05 am - 10:55 am
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