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When Alyssa returns home from prison she’s devastated to find her aunt has put her beloved grandmother Betty in a care home. Determined to give Betty one last jolly, jingle filled holiday and recapture happy childhood memories, Alyssa kidnaps Betty and the pair embark on a campervan road trip to the seaside.  But soon Betty’s dementia and Alyssa’s troubled past catch up with them….

A compelling new play by Nessah Muthy about love, loneliness and guilt between three generations of women.


Wed 10 – Sat 13 October

Theatre Royal – The Drum 


16 Oct – 3 Nov Tue- Sat 7.30pm  Sat Matinee 3.30pm

Tristan Bates Theatre: Book here 


9 – 10 November

Slough Curve: Book here

‘Muthy nails the way sensory experiences can burst through the dementia haze… The temptation of the play is to look away. The strength of this play is that we cannot’
The Guardian

‘Muthy’s dramatisation… is touching and emotionally challenging -an excellent piece of thought-provoking theatre’
Plymouth Herald

‘An outstanding performance from Hazel Maycock whose portrayal of Betty is worth the price of admission alone’ SpyInTheStalls

‘probably one of the most sensitive portrayals of dementia seen on stage. It doesn’t tiptoe around it, but it never seems to take advantage of it either…. a lovely, emotive piece of theatre.’

Earlier Event: September 4
Square Rounds
Later Event: October 31
Billy Bishop Goes to War