Re-Live Theatre Company’s Belonging makes a triumphant return to the stage with a second national tour following sell-out performances in 2016, and its storming success at the Wales Theatre Awards winning Best Actor for Llion Williams, Best Director for Peter Doran and a Best Playwright nomination for Karin Diamond.
Opening in Cardiff on April 26th and touring Wales until early June, Belonging follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia. The production provides a moving and inspirational insight into the realities faced by families affected by dementia in Wales.
The response to the play from critics and audiences has been unanimous in its praise:
“An important piece of theatre. Beautiful and genuine” 5 Stars Wales Online
“Profoundly involving” British Theatre Guide
Influenced by Re-Live’s creative work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years, Belonging has proved to be a truthful window into what families affected by dementia go through 24/7.
“This play is a testament to the experiences I’ve heard from people living with dementia and their loved ones. Living with dementia can be all consuming for families and Belonging shines a light on the impact this can have on their lives. We know families can become extremely isolated so we hope Belonging helps to re-connect their friends and local community to help support them through challenging times. Dementia can isolate us but Belonging shows us how we can continue to connect and support each other.”
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
Nowhere has the response been more emphatic than in the health and social care sector which has turned to this production as a powerful form of dementia awareness training for thousands of its staff across the country. Belonging 2018 hopes to connect with thousands more professionals who work tirelessly to support people living with dementia.
“As a nurse I have looked after many people living with dementia and I felt that you got the subject absolutely spot on. This is the best dementia training I’ve ever attended.” Nurse, Pembrokeshire
ARTS AND HEALTH
Due to generous support from the Arts Council of Wales, ticket prices for this production are available for just £10 to encourage as many people as possible to come and see a performance. Re-Live Theatre Company also want to take the message to a younger audience offering a ‘Live for £5’ ticket for anyone aged under the age of 26.
Belonging is touring nationwide between April and June this year.
Tickets are available from venue website and via
Belonging directly reflects the vision set out in the new innovative action plan by Welsh Government to ensure people with dementia can live as independently as possible in their communities.
CARDIFF – CHAPTER*
26th April – 5th May 2pm & 7.30pm
chapter.org | 029 2030 4400
MILFORD HAVEN – TORCH THEATRE
10th May – 12th May 2pm & 7.30pm
torchtheatre.co.uk 01646 695 267
MOLD – THEATR CLWYD 15th May 11am 16th – 19th May 2pm & 7.45pm
theatrclwyd.com | 01352 701 521
SWANSEA – TALIESIN 23rd – 25th May – 10am & 7.30pm
taliesinartscentre.co.uk | 01792 602060
ABERGAVENNY – BOROUGH THEATRE 6th June 2pm & 7.30pm
boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk | 01873 850 805