“Imagine the past to remember the future”
A Map to You tells the vibrant life stories shared with playwrights by individuals living with dementia and their families. Inspired by the unique connections between playwright and participant and a series of online, creative storytelling workshops with a dementia peer group, The Dot Collective will transform Longfield Hall into an immersive experience of short plays.
Written by Louise Coulthard, Laura Harling, Nicole Latchana & A.C Smith for the workshop participants from Link Age Southwark and Brian, Pauline, Maria, George & Diana.
A Map to You brings rich memories to life through short, promenade plays. Audiences will be led through four different rooms. At the top of a precipice you can look out at The View by Laura Harling. Then, step into the shed for On the Go by Louise Coulthard. The common room will host Brushstrokes by Nicole Latchana and a quest will reveal Moon and Stars by A.C. Smith.
Spotlighting the person not the dementia, The Dot Collective raises awareness and reshapes the way we respond to the disease through theatre performance, while creating positive experiences for participants and allowing creativity and personality to thrive.
Running time: 90 minutes
Age Guidance: 12+
Access: disabled access, *dementia friendly performance
How to get there: Longfield Hall is a 10 minute walk from Loughborough Junction, and walking distance from Brixton, Stockwell and Oval tube stations (Victoria/Northern Line)
Reviews for previous work:
“life-enhancing theatre.” ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
“Instead of focusing on the impact of dementia I saw snapshots of vivid and invigorating life” ★★★★ Everything Theatre
“A brave positive work” ★★★★ The Guardian
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, The Postcode Society trust, City Bridge Trust, Chapman Trust