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Vamos Theatre

Finding Joy

  • Tue 26th Sep - 3:00pm
  • 70 minutes (No interval)
  • £10 / £8 concs / £6 carers and Dementia Friends (+ £1.20 per transaction when tickets are posted)


A comic, anarchic, touching and heroic full mask adventure

Joy is 83 today: she’s funny, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, fearless, bright, and always getting into trouble. When, out of the blue, Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead?

Vamos Theatre’s wordless theatrical world brings this story of lost memories and discovered love vividly to life, in the production that established Vamos Theatre as the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. Performed by a cast of four, Finding Joy has toured to over 100 venues across the UK, to audiences of more than 15,000; the production opened at the London International Mime Festival 2014 and premiered internationally at the Jyväskylä Festival, Finland in 2015.


"[Finding Joy] brilliantly conveys a sense of how frightening the world seems through Joy’s eyes ... the storytelling is excellent” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Finding Joy can be summed up in two words: simply beautiful” Barbara Maxwell, What’s On Stage

“Told with no words, just a beautiful soundtrack echoing different periods of Joy’s life, the magic of this production is the incredible storytelling through mime alone” Rhiannon Lawson, The Public Reviews

“Quite simply, a triumph.” Dan English, InQuire

“A genuinely original, beautiful piece of work ” Duncan Hall, The Brighton Argus (2014 ARGUS ANGEL WINNER)

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