Review: Dementia’s Journey at Barking Broadway

Dementia's Journey was performed at the Broadway Theatre

Dementia's Journey was performed at the Broadway Theatre - Credit: Archant

Following one family’s daily struggles and misunderstandings, Dementia’s Journey is both uplifting and moving.

The cast of ten dedicated volunteers bettered the audience’s understanding of the disease during the 45-minute performance which didn’t shy away from the upsetting reality of the illness’s gradual but serious progression and its physical and emotional effects.

Playwright James Kenworth has centred the piece on an Asian family with the goal of raising awareness and dissolving the stigma and shame which can surround it.

And it seemed to have worked based on the Q&A that followed, considering the number and range of questions posed to the panel of experts.

Dementia’s Journey was performed as a one-off at the Broadway Theatre yesterday afternoon. For more information about the play, visit ektaproject.org.uk