‘The Purple List….a gay dementia venture’, is a collaboration between actor Ian Baxter and writer Libby Pearson. Due to personal experiences and interests, they decided to explore the issues around the life of a gay person living with dementia. The play had many months of research and development before becoming a 35 minute, one man piece, delivered from the point of view of a husband and carer (Sam). The play explores how relationships change as dementia progresses. The audience also see how being part of the LGBT+ community impacts on the couple’s experiences with care providers.
A Q&A session after the play invites the audience to initially ask questions of the actor both in an out of character. These sessions always bring up a host of pertinent points and help audience members share their own experiences and opinions. The play is both a highly successful training tool, helping to promote good practice around anti-discriminatory work and person-centred attitudes, as well being acclaimed as a moving piece of theatre for a general audience.
The Purple List has been performed in theatres, conferences, and even a football stadium, as well as in many care settings, colleges and universities. It is an impactful performance raising important contemporary issues around dementia and social inclusion.
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This event contains swearing and adult themes and is suitable for ages 18+