Geordie Sinatra, play about dementia by Fiona Evans


Presented by Live Theatre & Stephen Joseph Theatre in association with New Writing North

By Fiona Evans
Directed by Chris Monks
Designer Jan Bee Brown
Musical Director Richard Atkinson

That’s life, that’s what all the people say;
You’re riding high in April, shot down in May…

 

Welcome to the coolest party in town. Kick back, snap a Dunhill, help yourself to the liquor cart and let Frank
‘The Voice’ Sinatra serenade you ‘till the wee small hours.

Well that’s what’s going on in ex-club singer Geordie’s head anyway.

His dementia induced hallucinations are causing his daughter Nancy major headaches that made her wonder ‘what would Ava Gardner do?’ Geordie Sinatra is a dark comedy that gets under the skin of dementia. Come fly with Geordie on the journey of a lifetime, whilst a live jazz trio knocks out swinging tunes
from the great Sinatra songbook.

Geordie Sinatra is supported by the Maudsley Charity.  For more information visit www.maudsleycharity.org.uk

Wednesday 25 April, 5pm

Presented by New Writing North
What about me? A conversation between Arts & Science about Dementia

Join playwright Fiona Evans and fellow writers Rebecca Jenkins and Romi Jones as they discuss their exploration into the social, ethical and medical issues of dementia with cutting edge north east scientists.

This event is free but tickets must be booked via the box office on (0191) 232 1232 or online. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

This event forms part of a wider community engagement and public awareness raising programme. It is a unique collaboration of the arts, science and local communities lead by New Writing North in partnership with The Changing Age Team at Newcastle University and The Alzheimer’s Society. It is supported by Newcastle Science City and ERDF

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