Dementia Friendly Relaxed Performance
The famous New Wolsey rock ‘n’ roll panto is back better than ever before! Brought to you by the famous New Wolsey company of multi-skilled actor musicians, it’s the best of pantomime mixed with the best songs from the classic rock and pop playlist, all played live before your eyes, including Hit The Road Jack, Lady Marmalade, Get Offa My Cloud, Go Your Own Way and many, many more. This glorious mash up of pantomime and pop concert is a festive treat for all the family.
A Dementia Friendly/Relaxed Performance is one which has been carefully adjusted to reduce anxiety or stress for those who might otherwise find the experience unsettling or difficult. For example, someone living with autism, sensory and communication needs, dementia and/or a learning disability might be reluctant for a variety of reasons to attend public theatre performances.
In a Relaxed Performance, the audience benefit from a relaxed environment as the performance is adjusted to reduce anxiety or stress, for example, changes are made to sound and lighting to eliminate surprise and soften their impact. There is also a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around the auditorium during the performance, so people can get up to leave the auditorium if they wish. Audience members always have the option to watch the show on a TV screen in the upstairs lounge if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming.