Discussing topics such as caring for your elderly parents, grief and growing older, can be difficult to explore at the best of times but we are addressing these topics head on by sponsoring a trilogy of plays across Leeds in October / November.
The plays have all been written by Brian Daniels
. Based in North Leeds, Brian is an award-winning playwright and frequently commissioned to write about difficult topics – bringing them to life through performance.
Renowned for our support of local community groups as well as encouraging an active cultural programme at all of our locations, we have teamed up with Brian to offer FREE performances of his 'radio-style plays' this Autumn. Any donations on the door will be passed onto partner charities which include Holbeck Elderly Aid
, St Gemma's Hospice
and Leeds Irish Health and Homes
Performances are FREE but booking is essential.
- Don’t Leave Me Now – 2pm – 19 November 2019, heart, Headingley
Don’t Leave Me Now, explores the impact of early onset dementia on two very different families – a journey of love, loss and duty.
- Both Sides Now – 7.30pm - 20 November 2019 - St Edmund’s Church Hall, Roundhay
Both Sides Now follows Jenny, a woman struggling to cope with the recent death of her best friend and her journey which sees her slowly gaining the resilience she needs to deal with her grief and her past.
A successful peformance of Fighting for Life took place in October with Holbeck Elderly Aid.
Fighting for Life explores the pressures of modern life and supporting elderly parents. The story examines the dilemma facing a couple's middle-aged children about how to access the best treatment and care – will their parents be forced to live separately after a 60-year marriage and how will their health issues be monitored?