OUR SHOWS

CONNIE'S COLANDER

BY GAYE POOLE

Human Story Theatre - Connies Colander

9 May - 27 June 2019

National Tour of Libraries & Community Spaces

Book your FREE seat and pay what you can after the show

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show, Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness, this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

 

Running time 50 mins.
Followed by a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a dementia specialist.

 

An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local dementia 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.

Two Casts

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Gaye Poole

Connie

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Amy Enticknap

Emily

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Maggie Saunders

Connie

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Anna Tolputt

Emily

Audience Feedback

"The play was extremely well written and superbly acted. Thank you! I wish I had seen this play three years ago - it would have helped me to understand my father’s illness."

Audience Feedback

"To see dementia portrayed in this way (very real) is such a great way for everyday people to see and appreciate. The more we all see and hear, the more acceptable and less ‘scary’ it seems."

Audience Feedback

"Excellent! A good balance between the serious aspects of dementia and the sense of humour you have to have!"

Audience Feedback

"Wonderful! Could really relate to this. My Mother has Alzheimer’s."

Audience Feedback

"Brilliantly portrayed with helpful ways of how to deal with a person suffering from dementia."

The Oxford Times

“This is a compelling play, excellently acted and tautly directed”

Daily Info

“…beautifully crafted, tightly written, intensely poignant and moving exploration of the effect of dementia on a mother and her daughter…a short dramatic jewel.”  

TICKETS & INFORMATION

9 MAY 2019, 7PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

The Olney Centre & Library, High St, Olney MK46 4EF

TICKETS: Phone 01234 711 474

 

15 MAY 2019, 10.30AM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH

TICKETS:

Email:

Phone: 0345 045 5225

 

15 MAY 2019, 3PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Huntingdon Library, Princes St, Huntingdon PE29 3PA

TICKETS:

Email:

Phone: 0345 045 5225

 

15 MAY 2019, 7PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1BD

TICKETS: Phone 01908 562 562

 

16 MAY 2019, 2.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Wisbech Library, Ely Pl, Wisbech PE13 1EU

TICKETS: At the Library help desk in person only.

 

16 MAY 2019, 6.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

MK Central Library, 555 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3HL

TICKETS: Phone 01908 254 050

 

20 MAY 2019, 3PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Rd, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

20 MAY 2019, 5PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Witney Library, Welch Way, Witney OX28 6JH

TICKETS: Phone 01993 703 659

 

21 MAY 2019, 12PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Tile Hill Library, Jardine Cres, Coventry CV4 9PL

TICKETS: Phone 02476 786 788

 

21 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Pangbourne, RG8 7AN

TICKETS:

Di Williams: Email Phone 07971 226548

Gill Reid: Email Phone 0118 984 1122

 

21 MAY 2019, 3PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley RH10 6HG

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

22 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Littlehampton Library, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5NA

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

22 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Haddenham Library, Banks Park, Banks Road, Haddenham HP17 8EE

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

23 MAY 2019, 2PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Abingdon Library, The Charter, Abingdon OX14 3LY

TICKETS: Phone 01235 520 374

 

23 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Petworth Library, Rosemary Ln, High St, Petworth GU28 0AU

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

23 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

24 MAY 2019, 2PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Bognor Library, 69 London Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 1DE

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

24 MAY 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Witterings Library, 38 Oakfield Ave, East Wittering, Chichester PO20 8BT

TICKETS: Eventbrite

 

6 JUNE 2019, 1.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Bell Green Library, Riley Square, Coventry CV2 1LS

TICKETS: Phone 024 7678 5819

 

6 JUNE 2019, 2.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

St Albans Library, Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JQ

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

7 JUNE 2019, 2PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Stevenage Central Library, Southgate, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1HD

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

 

8 JUNE 2019, 11AM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Cheshunt Library, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 8LB

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

 

10 JUNE 2019, 2PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Great Yarmouth Library, Tolhouse St, Great Yarmouth NR30 2SH

TICKETS: Phone 01493 844 55101493 842 279

 

11 JUNE 2019, 1.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Gaywood Library, River Ln, King's Lynn PE30 4HD

TICKETS: Phone 01553 768 498

 

13 JUNE 2019, 11AM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Dereham Library, 59 High St, Dereham NR19 1DZ

TICKETS: Phone 01362 693 184

 

13 JUNE 2019, 2.15PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Calcot Community Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading RG31 4XD

TICKETS: On the door only

 

13 JUNE 2019, 4PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Wymondham Library, Back Ln, Wymondham NR18 0QB

TICKETS: Phone 01953 603 319

 

14 JUNE 2019, 3.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Thetford Library, Raymond St, Thetford IP24 2EA

TICKETS: Phone 01842 752 048

 

19 JUNE 2019, 2PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1FY

TICKETS: Phone 024 7683 2314

 

21 JUNE 2019, 2PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Radlett Library, 1 Aldenham Ave, Radlett WD7 8HL

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

 

24 JUNE 2019, 2.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Woodley Library, 6 Headley Rd, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JA

TICKETS: Phone 0118 969 0304

 

25 JUNE 2019, 7.30PM (Cast: Gaye & Amy)

Carterton Library, 6 Alvescot Rd, Carterton OX18 3JH

TICKETS: Phone 01993 841 492

 

26 JUNE 2019, 11AM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Oxhey Library, Bridlington Rd, Watford WD19 7AG

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

 

26 JUNE 2019, 3.30PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Hemel Hempstead Library, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1DN

TICKETS: Phone 0300 123 4049

 

27 JUNE 2019, 10.30AM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Bracknell Library, 2 Town Square, Bracknell RG12 1AT

TICKETS: Phone 01344 423 149

 

27 JUNE 2019, 2PM (Cast: Maggie & Anna)

Crowthorne Library, 162 High St, Crowthorne RG45 7AT

TICKETS: Phone 01344 776 431

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