One Last Waltz

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Writing One Last Waltz

A few years ago my Grandad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, suddenly large parts of his behaviour over the preceding few years began to make sense and once he started receiving treatment for it he became more himself again for a short while. Reflecting on the diagnosis I began to consider how much heartache we could have saved ourselves if we had noticed the signs of the disease earlier. This inspired me to write One Last Waltz in order to raise awareness of the possible symptoms of the disease and to encourage people to talk about it. I received a grant from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation to write the play and after workshopping it with professional actors we took it on tour back in 2015

Touring One Last Waltz

The tour was supported by Arts Council England and The Alzheimer's society who consulted on the script and joined with us to offer post show discussions around the subject.

The show was brilliantly received all over the country with fantastic reviews and a large number of people getting in touch to tell us how it had helped them personally.

Remounting One Last Waltz

We are now remounting the show to play for a short run at The Greenwich Theatre studio in London. James - The Artistic Director at The Greenwhich Theatre - was keen to have the show and I was excited to share the piece with more people. My Grandad sadly passed away a few weeks ago in December 2017 and this makes me even more keen to remount the show, so
every penny we can raise will help with the production costs.

Everything Theatre Review - ****

Who will benefit?

The remounting will benefit a number of people. Mainly it will be of benefit to those audience members who have experience of the disease, or are worried about the possiblity of it in future. It will raise awareness and encourage discussion and debate about it and hopefully lead to more people seeking help. It will also be of benefit to The Alzheimer's society, helping them to further their work and to reach more people.

What will the money be used for?

Mounting a full production is never cheap, the money raised will mainly go towards paying the cast and creatives for their expertise and work on the production. It will also cover the cost of some of the set, props and costumes.

London Theatre 1 Review - ****

How can you help?

Any small amount you can pledge will go a long way towards helping remount the play and further the work and the reach of the Alzheimer's society. 

It will mean a huge amount to me to be able remount the show in my Grandad's memory and to encourage more people to talk about this issue.

I sincerely hope you can help.

Female Arts Review - ****
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