Joy is 83 today: she’s funny, 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 and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead?
Vamos Theatre’s wordless production tells the true story of a teenager’s decision to care for his grandmother with dementia, with humour, poignancy, and warmth. Praised by everyone from The Guardian to Dementia Positive, Vamos’s critically acclaimed and award winning production, Finding Joy witnessed phenomenal success at last year’s Edinburgh Festival and has enjoyed two international sell-out tours.
This life-affirming story of lost memories and discovered love is a must-see and has secured Vamos as the UK’s leading full mask theatre company.
You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Find Joy!
Finding Joy is suitable for audiences age 12 years + and is accessible for hearing and deaf audiences alike.
This Autumn, ‘Finding Joy’ will be coming to the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, and the show dates are as follows:
Discounted tickets for people with dementia and their carers may be available so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
For ticket prices and further information about the Coventry shows, please visit the Belgrade Theatre website at http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/finding-joy.
“Vamos Theatre’s craftily constructed and crowd-pleasing piece… The show brilliantly conveys a sense of how frightening the world seems through Joy’s eyes … the company of four are always fleet and the storytelling is excellent”
Lyn Gardner | The Guardian
“An immensely affirmative joie de vivre… Catch it while you can”
The Stage *****
“Finding Joy… can be summed up in two words: simply beautiful”
What’s On Stage *****
“If you’ve never seen full mask theatre, there could be no better introduction than Vamos – their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical … the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see”
Hereford Times *****
“Life-affirming, funny, deeply touching and highly, highly recommended!”
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“Quite simply, a triumph”
“A genuinely original, beautiful piece of work which deserves to be seen by a wide audience”
BRIGHTON FRINGE 2014 ARGUS ANGEL WINNER for artistic excellence
Duncan Hall | The Argus
Vamos Theatre who are doing some ‘Finding Joy’ shows at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry in November.