- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 20 Feb
More Information on Still Alice
Snow update 1 March
Today’s performances of Still Alice will be going ahead as planned. If this situation changes, we will inform all bookers ASAP
Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.
Alice strives to remain true to the woman she has always been, while relationships shift within her family, in her work and most importantly with herself.
Uncompromising yet tender, this new adaptation of the award-winning novel truthfully acknowledges life with a progressive disease – its conflicts and burden, and its small, priceless victories.
Featuring British actress Sharon Small as Alice, this play is a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her identity as her world changes.
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“A moving, well-staged production that manages to find the positivity at the centre of an otherwise devastating illness” The Stage
“A fascinating study and finely judged depiction of how one family copes in the face of early-onset Alzheimer’s” What’sOnStage
“Beautifully played” Yorkshire Post
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Cast & Credits
Adapted by Christine Mary Dunford / Based on the best-selling novel by Lisa Genova / Directed by David Grindley / Set and costume designer Jonathan Fensom / Lighting Designer Jason Taylor / Sound Designer and Composer Gregory Clarke / Movement Director Francesca Jaynes / Casting Director Cara Beckinsale CDG / Assistant Director (Birkbeck) Laurence Young /
A West Yorkshire Playhouse Production in association with Michael Park for The Infinite Group
- Micah Balfour
as Dr Davis/Dan
- Alaïs Lawson
- Clara Indrani
- Ruth Gemmell
- Dominic Mafham
- Andrew Rothney
- Sharon Small
“ captivating and powerful”
“ A fascinating study and finely judged depiction of how one family copes in the face of early-onset Alzheimer's”
“ A moving, well-staged production ”
“ Sharon Small gives a mesmerising performance”
“ Tender, touching and remarkably insightful”
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance