In Eastern Angles new show ‘ONCE UPON A LIFETIME – Going’ the lives and memories of over 50 Suffolk elders are brought vividly to life.
Its 2014 and in his nursing home Sid remembers the Dunkirk evacuations of 1940. His journey back charts his life and loves, the dances, the music, the war and much, much more. The memories that emerge are drawn from over 60 hours of reminiscence work carried out by show director, Jon Tavener. Sid and his wife Hettie may be imagined characters, but their poignant and amusing stories are very, very real.
Francis Woolf (Margaret Catchpole, Up Out of the Sea) returns to Ipswich to play Sid and Rebecca Dickson-Black makes her EA debut playing Het.
The show has a one-off public performance at the SJM on Wednesday 25th June at 1945 (as part of Ip-Art). Tickets (£5) are available here. Then the show goes on a short tour into the five Suffolk care homes in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Ixworth, Reydon and Woodbridge where the original interviews took place.
The show is the result of a new reminiscence project funded by the big lottery fund and sponsored by Orwell Housing Association. Going is the first of a number of a projects that we hope will develop out of the under ‘Once Upon a Lifetime’ title.