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)
Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance
The Playhouse is a member of the Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance, committed to making our venue a welcoming and supportive environment for people living with dementia. For more information on how we and other local businesses are working towards making Norwich a Dementia Friendly City please get in touch or click here to visit the DAA's website.
Dementia Friend Information Session
Thursday 31 August 4pm - open to all*
An opportunity to learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities, run by our Dementia Champion supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The session, lasting around an hour, is free but must be booked in advance. To reserve your place please click here (you will be directed to the Dementia Friends website and asked to register).
*Under 18s must be accompanied