To The Moon and Making Productions present
by Tristan Bernays
Old Fools is the story of Tom and Viv, their love and the life they’ve shared together – from first spark to dying light. But not necessarily in that order.
Directed by Sharon Burrell, it is a surprising and touching tale about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer’s, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years.
Tristan Bernays is an award winning writer and performer. Teddy premiered at Southwark Playhouse and his other work has been performed at The Globe, Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, National Theatre Studio and Roundhouse. His play Boudica was performed at The Globe in September 2017 as part of Emma Rice’s Summer of Love season, with Gina McKee in the title role.
“A play that…holds the stage with confidence….Bernays drives the story forward with great skill” ★★★★ The Guardian
“A thrilling, challenging and thoroughly disturbing examination of one of Britain’s bloodiest patriots.” ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage
This production is supporting the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK. To donate go to https://donate.alzheimersresearchuk.org/publicnew/
Christopher James Ash
Panel Discussion 19th March
After the show, there will be a panel discussion with the writer, Tristan Bernays; director, Sharon Burrell and actors Mark Arends and Frances Grey focusing on how the play was brought from page to stage and believably portraying the characters and the challenges they face in a story told ‘out of linear time’. The panel discussion will begin at 9.15pm.
Gala Night In Support Of ARUK Wednesday 21st March
To coincide with the final day of the Alzheimers Research UK Conference 2018, there will be a special fundraising gala performance of the show followed by a panel discussion on Alzheimer’s and its creative representation on stage. Chaired by actor Laurie Brett (EastEnders, Waterloo Road, Les Miserables), the panel includes Tristan Bernays, the playwright; Tim Parry, Director of Communications ARUK and other special guests TBC. The post-show discussion will begin directly after the show at 9.15pm. One third of the ticket price will go to Alzheimer’s Research, and all attendees receive a free programme.
Concession prices are available Mon-Thu and for all matinee performances.