On Friday 2nd February Doodlebug Productions bring Paradise Lodge to The Casa on Hope Street. For one night only, this thought provoking and hilarious exploration of identity, love and loss comes to Hope Street and is sure to be a night of great musical comedy, and one that tackles the issue of living with dementia.
Based on a true story and written by Steve Cooper and directed by Richard Oliver, Paradise Lodge is set in a care home and is one that brings the impact of the condition to the audience through this two handed play.
Vi, Ronnie and the other residents of Paradise Lodge care home are gathered in the big lounge to be entertained by Eric and Kylie, a dysfunctional duo called “The Doodlebugs!” However, Vi wants to join her husband and Ronnie wants to search for his kidnapped family. Trouble is, Vi’s husband is dead and Ronnie’s family just don’t visit.
Through a series of flashbacks and comic songs from the war years, Vi, Ronnie and the audience are transported back to a time when they thought they could live and love forever.
Tickets for Paradise Lodge are priced at £8 and are available to purchase from casatheatre.co.uk or you can pay on the door on the night.