The Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch has teamed up with Leeds Playhouse and Curve Theatre for the premiere of Maggie May, a heart-warming drama by TV and radio writer Frances Poet.

The production is all about the enduring love of Maggie and Gordon, who first met in 1971 dancing to the sound of Rod Stewart. The play is set when in their sixties and they are still very much in love, but now Maggie is feeling ‘foggy’ and, some days, the songs are all she can remember. Her son and new girlfriend and her best friend are starting to ask questions….

It is an extraordinary play, encapsulating the life of an ordinary Leeds family, who balance the challenges of daily life whilst living with dementia. The production itself is an innovative collaborative, which is curated by people living with dementia and their supporters.

Leeds Playhouse has a pioneering creative programme for people living with dementia which is warmly endorsed by the Queen’s Theatre, where all performances of this production are suitable for and warmly welcoming to those living with dementia and their families/carers.

The theatre offers a range of dementia friendly performances which builds upon their own commitment to welcoming audiences affected by dementia. The theatre also hosts a free interactive digital installation front of house named The Listening Booth, amplifying the voices of people living with dementia and celebrating the power of music.

For further details see the Queen’s Theatre website and accompanying video.