A key feature of Human Story Theatre is that after every show we have a 20-minute Q&A, which we feel is of equal importance to the play itself.
An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local specialists able to signpost people to their local services.
Building on the story within the play, the audience is also encouraged to share their own experiences, both to 'offload' and also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate.
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The purpose of the Q&A is to further engage with the audience:

To exchange information.

To raise awareness.

To encourage responsibility for own health/social care and for that of the community.

To signpost people to services.

To create a safe environment to share feelings and experiences, where appropriate.

To create an opportunity for reflection and possible change.

Q&A Audience Feedback

Audience Member

Connie's Colander

"I found the show & Q&A very informative.  It will help me when dealing with my aunt who has dementia."

Audience Member

Connie's Colander

"As a carer I was very familiar with the relationship between Connie and her daughter.  It was comforting to know that I am doing something right at times, because it often seems as though I am floundering."

Audience Member

Connie's Colander

"Thank you very much for such a wonderful performance (a few tears were shed) and thank you to Dementia Oxfordshire for kindly answering all our questions in the post show Q&A."

Lucy Askew

Chief Executive & Producer, Creation Theatre

"As with all Human Story Theatre productions the post show talks are far more than an add on and an integral part of the production. For DRY the post show talk I attended was incredible, the audience fully engaged in the topic sharing their own experiences in a moving and inspiring way."

Audience Member

DRY, Old Fire Station, Oxford

"Very impressed by Turning Point. I also appreciated hearing people in the audience share their problems."

Audience Member

Connie's Colander, Headington Library

amazing info which I can draw on & use to pass on to others.

Audience Member

Connie's Colander, Library at The Curve, Slough

"Emotional! But in a good way. Helpful to learn more + feel among friends."

Supporting Organisations

If you've been affected by any of the issues raised in our plays, you can get help from our supporting organisations.

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