The Disappearance of Eliza Grey

All Eliza wants to do it tell a story, but she is stopped from doing that, by her friends, who then start telling her story instead. Finding herself central to a criminal investigation is the last straw. Her own story spirals out of her control leaving her questioning everything about herself and her friends.

A humorous and thought-provoking play about what makes us invisible in our communities and whether that’s possible to change.

‘The Disappearance of Eliza Grey’ has Eliza’s diagnosis of Dementia at its heart, but speaks into so much more about our society, exploring social isolation and the reasons why it happens. It reflects both sides of the issue, exploring practical solutions as well as the emotional challenges. Though there are no easy answers.

The show values the audiences voice with int hte play and gives spaces for response afterwards.

Susannah Hallcroft, has lived alongside Dementia through caring for her Dad and worked as a Dementia Friendly Church Enabler in the Lichfield Diocese. This has lead her to write and perform in ‘The Disappearance of Eliza Grey’

Workshops

Confidence around Dementia The show can be adapted into a two hour workshop, to increase attendees confidence so that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.

Workshop for Carers The workshop can be adapted to give space for carers to voice their stories and share understanding.

Workshops for those Living with Dementia The company can also run a related workshop for those living with Dementia to give opportunities to connect and share their stories.

Produced in association with Shoebox Theatre

Advised by Dementia Voice, Worcestershire

Credits

Eliza Grey- Christine Genders
Alex Rogers- Susannah Hallcroft

Directed by Janet MacIntyre

Writer- Su Parker Hallcroft

Photo by Julian Hughes

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