‘When an old person dies, a library burns to the ground’ (African Proverb)
Part of Scotland’s prestige Luminate Festival 2017, exploring the creativity of ageing, IN HER OWN WORDS, Rivendell Stories is a verbatim theatre performance developed from Rivendell Care Home residents’ stories and memories by award winning playwright Lesley Wilson, and performed by professional actors.
Travelling across time and place, from the shadow of World War 1 to the confusion of Brexit, it tells tales of love and loss, of childhood and family, of homes and houses, of possessions and belongings and of growing up and growing old.
Join the residents of Rivendell, their families and friends, for this hidden library of delightful treasures, drinking tea and eating cake and discover the importance of a ‘nice neck’ when looking for a husband and the challenges of having ‘an elephant in the family’!
Five years since its launch, Scotland’s prestige Luminate Festival 2017 celebrates creativity in older age and explores differing individual views of ageing.
Lesley Wilson was awarded the Luminate Emerging Older Artist Residency in 2017 and has had several short plays read and performed at The Traverse, The Tron Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe.
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