Connies Colander comes to Worthing

Oxford based Human Story Theatre will perform its critically-acclaimed play Connie’s Colander at Chichester Library, a charming two-hander play intertwining a mother and daughter’s journey with dementia, followed by a Q&A session.

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local dementia specialists able to signpost people to their local services. Building on the story within the play, the audience is also encouraged to share their own experiences, both to ‘offload’ and also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate.

For further information and queries please contact Jackie Manners, Principal Librarian Wellbeing, West Sussex Library Service at

This is a free event. However, we will operate a ‘pay what you can’ policy so if you would like to make a donation to the Human Story Theatre there will be the opportunity to do so after the event.

The play will be held on the ground floor which has sloped access.

Suitable for 12+

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