NE dementia play on tour

Published: 6 July 2017
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Newcastle-based theatre company Skimstone Arts is to tour The Ties that Bind, a play about dementia, around the region and to the Edinburgh Fringe.

Paul's world as a sound engineer is changing, as early stages of dementia begin to affect his personal relationships. How can he remain connected to those who care about him? The Ties that Bind asks what ultimately binds us to others? What new stories can we weave that enable us to release old friends and join new ones?

The play was commissioned by Edinburgh University and based on their latest research along with stories collected from people living with dementia.

The play tours to:

  • 17 July: The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk
  • 18 July: Sessay Village Hall, Sessay
  • 19 July: The Forum, Northallerton
  • 21 September: Queen’s Hall, Hexham

The Edinburgh Fringe performances will be at Whitespace 76 (Venue 375), which is in East Crosscauseway (between St Leonard’s Street and South Clerk Street) from 3 to 9 and 21 to 23 August​.