Echoing the haunting effects of memory loss and enabling the audience to understand the devastating effects of this disease.
Amy is diagnosed when in her mid-thirties – Raising awareness of the increasing number of young Alzheimer’s sufferers & the importance of early testing, with the production also being supported by Alzheimer’s Society.
The play is inspired by the deeply personal experiences of writer R J Wilkinson, who himself suffers from an incurable genetic condition, bringing sharp authenticity to the writing.
Charlie and Amy were married for twenty-three years and darlings of the children’s literature circle. But, when Amy developed Alzheimer’s disease, their former lives existed only in the story Charlie told her every day.
Starting from the present day and unraveling back to when they first met, this new play highlights the importance of precious memories shared with the ones we love, and how devotion and heroism can often be the same thing. The tumultuous shifting world of Alzheimer’s disease is brought to life with sharp authenticity drawn from the personal experiences of playwright R J Wilkinson, and bold direction from David Macintosh Loumgair, making this new play produced alongside Alzheimer’s Society UK a crucial wake up call.
The Smallest Story Ever Told (Official Trailer) – King’s Head Theatre
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION TEAM
Writer – R J Wilkinson
Director – David Macintosh Loumgair
Associate Director – Elizabeth Kent
Producer – Jessica Cheetham
Set & Costume Designer – Natalie Pryce
Sound Designer – Thom Robson
Monday 16th 8.30pm
Tuesday 17th 5.30pm
Friday 20th 5.30pm
Saturday 21st 5.30pm
Sunday 22nd 1.00pm
Running time 60 minutes.
Sunday the 22nd (1pm) will be a relaxed performance. People experiencing Alzheimer’s or Dementia are particularly welcome