Local Theatre Company Takes Dementia to Heart in New Musical
Smashing Mirrors Theatre presents latest production at Hull New Theatre
Up and coming Hull-based company Smashing Mirrors Theatre is tackling the issue of Dementia head-on in its latest production Three Emos, which plays the Hull New Theatre Studio space on 4 and 5 June.
Written by Elizabeth Godber, Three Emos is a new, one-act musical about the relationship between a girl, and her grandmother who is diagnosed with dementia. It is an uplifting tale of love and hope, often through the power of music. The story is told through the concept of the band Three Emos and features three Hull actresses, with songs by Grace Christiansen, Liam Foster (OCHO), and Karen Young (LIPA graduate), Joe Firth (Futureworks) and Duncan Riches (LIPA).
Elizabeth said: “Dementia is a huge issue in current society, but something that is often misunderstood. If we can raise awareness in any way whilst also creating an entertaining show; that will be amazing.”
Smashing Mirrors, which launched last year with The Loneliest Girl in the World and is dedicated to creating original, small-scale musical theatre, has also worked with charity Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group to learn how to become a dementia-friendly company.
Three Emos is at the Hull New Theatre Studio on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June. Tickets priced £7 each, are on sale now. Book at the Hull City Hall Box Office, call 01482 300 306 or visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk