Keeping Mum

Play by Kaye Vincent

All enquiries with regards to performance rights should be directed to The Sharland Organisation.

First performance postponed from 2020 due to lockdown. Premiere soon at Bonkers Playhouse, Kettering.

“Dolores, galores, sniffing round my door, all wobbly on her zimmer frame. I know what she’s up to. She’s a thieving little bugger.”

Jo has just moved her mum Glenda into the Woodlands Nursing Home and is trying to come to terms with their shifting roles.

Glenda has dementia and is fretful, having left her imaginary ape Bobo behind – but at least she’s only stashing gateaux now instead of vodka, and her local police constabulary are waving goodbye with sweet relief. Larry the lorry driver has turned beautician and is in great demand, especially on the dancefloor, while Dally the nurse glides through the mayhem bringing calm.

A bittersweet comedic drama about alcohol, dementia and crawling out of the wreckage. This world premiere of a new play, written and directed by Kaye Vincent, promises laughter and tears, through family tales, hair-curlers and hopi candles.

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