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Vamos Finding Joy Tuesday 19th September at 7.30pm Pontardawe Arts Centre     

Vamos  Finding Joy
Tuesday  19th September at 7.30pm
Pontardawe Arts Centre
Bringing ‘Joy’ to Local Theatre Audiences
Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, will be bringing ‘joy’ to
local audiences later this monthwhen they perform their award-winning show, Finding Joy at Pontardawe Arts Centre .

Finding Joy is based on the true-life story of Danny, an 18-year-old boy, who looked
after his grandmother, Joy, as she made her way through middle and late stage
dementia. Danny’s methods were unorthodox, but he was a natural carer and looked
after her with an inspiring freshness and positivity and always with total respect for her
changing reality. Joy is 83. She is funny, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead?

Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, Finding Joy has
performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.

Vamos’s productions are extremely accessible due to their human and highly visual nature. The wordless nature of the performances also makes a Vamos show fully accessible to d/Deaf audiences without the need of a signer.

This critically acclaimed and life-affirming story of lost memories and discovered love is a must-see.
“Vamos Theatre craftily constructed and crowd pleasing piece…..the company of four are always fleet and the storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner – The Guardian

Tickets priced at £10*/£8*
Tickets available from: 01792 863722
Pontardawe Arts Centre  
web site
Rachel Thomas
Wednesday, September 13, 2017back



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