Pearls

Theatre (verbatim, devised)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. Pearls is a verbatim play about the forgotten personalities, the ignored characters, and the presumed frustrations of the elderly, told by the young. Using the real words of real people, Pearls explores how we perceive age and ageing, and the disconnect between those looking back and those looking forward. A heart-warming and rich telling of the boundary which lies in the age gap, challenging our misconceptions and exploring the stereotypes and prejudices associated with getting old, or being young.

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access through foyer area to ground floor theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Gareth Hole 84 days ago

Thought provoking and well devised... multiple stories weaved expertly together, well performed and accomplished production...kept my interest and made me think...5

Walter Sneader 84 days ago

As someone who is soon to become an octogenarian I had a particular interest in watching this captivating piece of verbatim theatre. Thankfully, the compiler has done their job carefully insofar as the key challenges faced by the elderly were treated with sympathy and understanding. And, on occasion, with a bit of humour added as a bonus. What heightened the impact of the presentation was, of course, the youth of the actors. Paradoxically, this served to amplify the nature of the issues they so skillfully addressed. Had actors of an age with the personae dramatis been chosen, it must be doubted whether they could have held the attention of the audience as rivetingly. All in all, a first class production that will doubtless attract further attention.

Antony Blundetto 85 days ago

A very poignant and insightful deconstruction of societal conventions. Most of the acting was solid and truthful. Not overly long or self-indulgent either. 4/5

Martha Emily 85 days ago

Some really insightful stories told by a talented cast. 5⭐️

Catherine C 85 days ago

Moving and funny perspective on ageing performed by a talented young cast. 5☆

Gill Mcvey 85 days ago

This was an excellent piece of verbatim theatre. Touching, funny and extremely thought provoking in the current climate of an ageing population. Performances given by an outstanding cast of young people made it all the more moving. Well done 5⭐️ from me!


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