The Re-Live Theatre Company returns to the stage with their hit play about dementia, Belonging.
The play follows the lives of two families as they discover that love and laughter don’t have to stop because of dementia with the production providing a moving and inspirational insight into the realities faced by families affected by dementia.
Influenced by Re-Live’s creative work with people living with dementia and their families for over five years Belonging has proved to be a truthful window into what families affected by this awful disease go through.
It has also proved to be very popular with workers in the health and social care sector which has enveloped this production as a powerful form of dementia awareness training for many of its staff.
The play was written by Karin Diamond who says “This play is a testament to the experiences I’ve heard from people living with dementia and their loved ones. Living with dementia can be all consuming for families and Belonging shines a light on the impact this can have on their lives. Families can become extremely isolated and we hope that Belonging helps to re-connect their friends and local community to help support them through challenging times. Dementia can isolate us but Belonging shows us how we can continue to connect and support each other.”
The play is set in Wales and opens in Cardiff on the 26 April before touring until early June. Further details can be found at www.re-live.org.uk/belonging/