May Contain You

Year of Production

2016

May Contain You is a dementia-friendly performance and aims to intrigue, surprise and delight people for whom a trip to the theatre is ordinarily difficult.

The performance takes place within the dining hall or lounge, with furniture set around a central performing space. The dancers, dressed as waiters, welcome the residents and invite them into their ‘pop-up restaurant’ offering up trays of tinned food such as custard and rice pudding as well as an array of fruit and vegetables to stimulate conversation about food memories, likes and dislikes.

The show gradually emerges from this informal gathering and weaves anecdotes offered up by the audience with dance duets, songs and live music punctuated with cups of tea and jam tarts.  

Using dance, singing and the familiar subject of food we offer older people and opportunity to connect with others.

Running time: approx. 60 minutes including tea and jam tarts

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Reviews

“Incredibly charming performance. The interaction offered to the audience via the medium of food is insightful”
Audience member, Middle Park Community Centre, Eltham, London
“The quality of the performance was brilliant. The ability to build a rapport with the audience within minutes of starting the show was incredible. In the 5 ½ years I have been here I don’t think I have seen so many residents sitting in one room all laughing.”
Nicky Durbin, Manager at Seckford Care
"Absolutely fabulous. I could watch this over and over and over again"
Audience member, The Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton
a man has a woman on his shoulder, the woman is wearing a green shirt and a layered skirt

Cast

Matthew Winston

Sonya Cullingford

Rachele Rapisardi

Carl Harrison

Production Credits

Concieved and directed by
Devised and performed by
Associate Director and Performer
Design by
Music composed by
Music Director
Photos by

Tour History

Poole Day Centre, Poole

26 March 2018 commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West

Burwood Nursing Home, Broadstone

26 March 2018 commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West

MHA Langholme - Residential & Dementia Care Home, Falmouth

23 March 2018 commissioned by Hall for Cornwall

Treverne Care Home, Falmouth

23 March 2018 commissioned by Hall for Cornwall

Roseland Parc Retirement Village, Truro

21 March 2018 commissioned by Hall for Cornwall

Woodland Care Home, Austell

21 March 2018 commissioned by Hall for Cornwall

Time Court Residential and Nursing Home, Charlton, London

1 March 2018

Meadows House Residential and Nursing Home, Eltham, London

28 February 2018

Ashgreen House Residential and Nursing Home, Woolwich, London

28 February 2018

Lewis Silkin House, Lewisham, London

27 February 2018

Puddingstone Care Home, Plumstead, London

26 February 2018

Gallions View Care Home, Thamesmead, London

26 February 2018

The Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton

22 February 2018

Four Rivers Nursing Home, Ludlow

22 February 2018

Westcombe Park Care Home, Greenwich, London

15 February 2018

Middle Park Community Centre, Eltham, London

15 February 2018

Seckford Care, Woodbridge

2 December 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Harleston House Care Home, Lowestoft

1 December 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Garrett House Residential Home, Aldeburgh

1 December 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Grove Court Care Home, Woodbridge

30 November 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Gatehouse, Bury St Edmunds

29 November 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

St John's Lunch Club, St John's Church, Bury St Edmunds

29 November 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Hartismere Place - Care UK, Eye

28 November 2016 commissioned by DanceEast

Horatio’s Garden, Salisbury Hospital, Salisbury

10 June 2016 part of Salisbury International Arts Festival

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