February 27, 2015, by Charlotte Anscombe
National tour of Inside Out Of Mind gets rave reviews
The national tour of the groundbreaking play ‘Inside Out of Mind’ has received rave reviews from The Stage magazine.
The Meeting Ground Theatre Company and Nottingham Lakeside Arts are currently touring Inside Out of Mind, an insightful and darkly comic play that powerfully captures the multiple realities of life on a dementia ward, to six venues across England from Wednesday 18 February to Friday 27 March 2015. The tour follows the success of a limited run in 2013 that resulted in an Arts Council England Strategic Touring Grant.
The production is based on and inspired by the extensive observational research material compiled from an academic study into healthcare wards of NHS Hospitals treating patients with dementia by social scientists at the University s Institute of Mental Health.
The Stage describes the play…
‘It is a bold, fine and courageous piece of work….’
‘It’s hard to watch, and with one million people predicted to have dementia by 2025, it’s very important that it is seen.’
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For more information on the 2015 tour of Inside Out of Mind and Meeting Ground Theatre Company go to – http://www.meetinggroundtheatrecompany.co.uk/
For more information on Nottingham Lakeside Arts go to – http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/
Each daytime performance of Inside Out of Mind is followed by a discussion between the audience and the show’s artists. Today we heard of the stress experienced by a young healthcare support worker who while working on one ward knows that strangers are looking after a close relative with dementia on the ward next door. Several people emphasised the importance of life story books for both staff and the individual with dementia. Find out more here; http://www.lifestorynetwork.org.uk/