An Evening with Dementia
Written and performed by Trevor T. Smith
"I don't suffer from dementia. In fact I've made it a point in my life never to suffer from anything."
During the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, we got a chance to see Trevor T. Smith perform his excellent one-man show, in which he plays an elderly actor who has dementia and is living in a care home.
It is funny, painful and true - definitely one to see if you get a chance.
Find out more at the show's website.
Weaver of Grass
We absolutely loved this show.
Produced by Horse + Bamboo and using puppetry, song, projection and the use of masks, it tells the story of Angus McPhee from South Uist who spent 50 years in a psychiatric hospital in the Highlands of Scotland.
He never spoke during that time but expressed himself by weaving garments made of grass. It is a remarkable story and beautifully told.
Find out where you can see it here.