Access all ages at Lancaster's Dukes Theatre
The Dukes in Lancaster is working with Age UK Lancashire to offer older people and their families increased access to the arts.
A dance performance—Agnes & Walter: A Little Love Story—on October 25 and a film screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid on November 12 are the first in a series of events programmed to appeal to an older audience at the Lancaster theatre.
Agnes & Walter: A Little Love Story is inspired by The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and is set to a soundtrack of cinematic scores and popular songs. It received rave reviews at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, causing a buzz with its poignant and compelling storytelling.
Crossing boundaries of dance and theatre, Agnes & Walter combines dance, physical theatre, mime, clowning and music performed by a cast aged 28 to 80. It is recommended for anyone aged 8+.
There will be an informal post-show discussion about perceptions of getting older hosted by Roger Clough, an Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University, who has been leading a research project into the needs of older people in Lancashire, and Geraldine Moore, chief officer at Age UK Lancashire.