The Keys are in the Margarine – a verbatim play about dementia.
Profound and enlightening, The Keys in the Margarine is a unique form of stagecraft, created from interviews with people with direct experience of the disease - caregivers, family members, doctors, and support workers.
“…..deeply absorbing theatre” John Smythe, Theatreview
In this performance, actors re-present the edited testimony from those interviews. With the audio playing in their ears, they relay the original words and how those words are spoken - every vocal inflection, intonation, and hesitation, every physical gesture and facial expression.
Today, more than 60,000 New Zealanders live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia – a number that is expected to triple by 2050. It is a condition none of us can ignore.
“…a moving and inspiring theatre experience. Highly recommended” – Brenda Harwood, The Star
“The work that has gone into the composition of this production deserve the highest of praise….The actors are phenomenal…Their grace and courage is astounding, as is that of the interviewees…Their efforts have resulted in a thoroughly moving production that raises vital and accessible awareness of dementia.” – Madelaine Empson, Regional News Wellington
**$5 from each ticket will be donated to Alzheimers New Zealand