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FIND JOY WITH AN AWARD-WINNING, FUNNY AND FEARLESS PLAY AT ARTRIX

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Date: 08/09/2017

The funny and fearless international sell-out mask production Finding Joy comes to Artrix on 21st and 22nd September.

Produced by the UK's leading full mask company, Vamos Theatre Company, Finding Joy approaches the subject of Dementia with humour and humanity

Finding Joy follows the story of a Grandmother, named Joy, on her 83rd Birthday.  She’s feisty, 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, a growing love and a future together that holds many challenges.
 
With dementia care and stories of dementia treatment breakthroughs continuously in the news, Finding Joy approaches a subject that is sure to have touched many people’s lives. Despite the emotional subject matter, the play is a warm and engaging piece of theatre that can make audiences laugh, reflect and find joy.

A theatrical highlight of Artrix’s Autumn season, Finding Joy is presented as part of a two year project at the venue to engage with people with dementia and their carers. Artrix is committed to becoming a dementia friendly venue and training front-line staff as ‘Dementia Friends’ to help assist members of the public confidently and correctly during their visit to the venue. 
The Worcester-based company responsible for creating Finding Joy, Vamos Theatre, has a visually striking trademark style. As the UK's leading full mask theatre company their wordless theatre productions, based on real-life stories and social research, are brought to life with stunning and characterful masks.  The award-winning production of Finding Joy has been performed across Europe and the UK since a successful run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Vamos are the resident theatre company at Worcester Arts Workshop and Artrix are thrilled to be presenting work created within Worcestershire. 

Performances of Finding Joy will take place on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September. A relaxed performance will take place on Thursday 21st at 1pm, designed for those who may benefit from watching the performance in a more relaxed environment.

For further information or tickets contact Box Office on 01527 577330 or visit www.artrix.co.uk. The production is recommended for ages 12+ and carers are entitled to a complimentary ticket when in attendance with the person they care for. Quote carersgofreeatartrix when booking