Wed 12 Dec 2018

This Christmas, people living with dementia in Leicestershire will be able to enjoy a specially adapted performance of Curve’s festive musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Supported by Leicestershire business Pukka Pies, the dementia friendly performance of the classic musical will take place at Curve on Thursday 3 January at 2.15pm.

Dementia friendly performances are tailored to meet the specific needs of people living with dementia, providing a relaxed attitude to movement and audience responses during the show and enabling people who might not normally go to the theatre the opportunity to visit with family and friends.

Having previously supported the dementia friendly performance of Scrooge the Musical, last year’s Made at Curve Christmas production, Pukka Pies will once again be bringing along staff volunteers to assist audience members and providing pies to attendees.

Curve was the second theatre in the UK to stage a dementia friendly performance in 2016 with Oliver! and these access performances have since become a regular fixture in the theatre’s programme throughout the year.

Sally Voss from Pukka Pies said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Curve again for the second year running and to be sponsoring their upcoming dementia friendly performance of White Christmas. It is wonderful to be a part of raising awareness of a condition that affects so many lives and help make a difference for those living with dementia and their carers. We wish all those attending a fantastic time and look forward to sharing our products with them at the end of the show.”

White Christmas is based Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The classic musical tells the story of Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en-route for their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army commander.

For further information on Curve’s production of White Christmas, click here.