Dementia the Musical - Individual Supporter
One of our newest projects in our Theatre Group, is the creation of 'Dementia the Musical'.
If you have not seen this work in progress performance of the show then click - https://vimeo.com/695480813/ade2503979
We are seeking Individual Supporters for the development of the musical.
Please see a letter from Ron Coleman, Writer and Chairperson below.
Letter from Ron Coleman (Word Document) - CLICK HERE
Letter from Ron Coleman (PDF Document) - CLICK HERE
Full Letter from Ron Coleman Below
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Isle of Lewis
I am writing to you to ask if you would consider supporting the production of Dementia the Musical by becoming an individual Supporter. If you have not seen this work in progress performance of the show then please click - https://vimeo.com/695480813/ade2503979
The best description of the musical I have seen is:
"Agnes, James and Nancy are being put on trial for the crime of having dementia and not doing what they’re told. Can they beat the Rigid System and reclaim their lives and dignity?"
The musical is based on the campaigning work of three of Scotland’s longest serving dementia activists James McKillop, Nancy McAdam & Agnes Houston and the fight they have led to ensure people with dementia have a voice in what happens in their lives. The Musical is set in the not too distant future where the British Bill of Rights has replaced the European Convention of Human Rights and is being used by organizations and care home owners to deny residents their rights to a family life by allowing the system to control what individuals with dementia can do, where they live, who can visit and when they can visit. The backdrop to the musical sees the three activists being brought to a care home in Dundee to face a tribunal that is accusing them of both not having capacity and of being trouble makers.
The musical was written by Ron Coleman (Person Living With Dementia) with Music by Andrew Eaton Lewis (Musical Director singer song-writer Isle of Lewis) and Sophie Bancroft (Singer song-writer Pathhead) with Lyrics from Ron Coleman, Andrew Eaton Lewis, Sophie Bancroft, Howard Gordon (PLWD). The performers Rachel Kennedy (played Nancy) Mairi Morrison (played Agnes) John Kielty (played James) and Karen Taylor (played Rigid System) all of the cast contributed to the song lyrics and finally Laura Eaton Lewis (Director of the Work in Progress) also contributed to lyrics. We also involved people living with dementia James Nancy and Agnes played themselves at the beginning of the production and Howard Gordon with Willy Gilder (PLWD) play the newscaster and reporter. Work has continued on both the script and the songs since the work in progress performance and we are now preparing to take the musical into full production.
In order to fund the musical, we are hoping to sign up supporters such as yourselves to ensure this piece of work happens. We have one layer of support and this is:
Individual named supporter - £100
An individual named supporter will have their name printed Sponsor on the back page of the show program and a ticket to a performance of the show.
If you are interested in being a named individual supporter and want more information then please contact Ron Coleman or Karen Taylor on 01851 810789 or email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you
Chairperson Deepness Ltd
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