Arriva North West and Wales has teamed up with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatre to offer a dementia-friendly version of ‘Paint Your Wagon’. Arriva has donated 300 free tickets for people living with dementia and their carers, for this relaxed performance on Tuesday 3 July at 5.30pm.
During the specially adapted show, lights will be only slightly dimmed, stage lighting is less intense, and sound is lowered where needed. People are free to move around and make noise, extra staff are on hand, and a chill-out area is provided front of house. Show goers can also visit beforehand to get their bearings if required, and a pre-show information pack is made available to ensure carers have all the information they need.
‘Paint Your Wagon’ is a musical filled with infectiously energetic and effortlessly beautiful songs, including ‘I’m on My Way’, ‘There’s a Coach Comin’ in’ and chart-topping ‘Wandrin’ Star’ – a song made famous by Lee Marvin’s rendition that reached number one in 1970, keeping the Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ off the top spot. It is sure to jog many happy memories for the audience.
Lisa Pearson from Arriva North West & Wales said: “We are so excited to team up with The Everyman again. Share a Story Month in May marked the start of our relationship with the group, and we are delighted to be able to support the fantastic creative work they continue to do. Accessible shows for the whole community are vital.”
Rebecca Ross-Williams, engagement director at the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres continues: “Relaxed performances provide a welcoming, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere for people who may find visiting a theatre daunting or may find it hard to be in an unfamiliar, crowded or loud environment.
“We welcome individuals and groups living with conditions such as dementia or anyone who could benefit from a more informal, relaxed environment. We are delighted to have Arriva’s support for this production, which has meant that 300 tickets will be available free of charge.”
There are a limited number of tickets left and available to purchase for this performance. Contact email@example.com or phone 0151 709 4776, 11am-6pm Monday to Saturday.
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