On the Beach is our next touring sensory show, made for older people living with dementias and their carers.  Join us as we explore the myth, magic of the beach and its rich history as a working space. 

Everyone was engaged and joined in. They particularly enjoyed the multisensory approach and felt a part of the production throughout the whole experience.

Community group co-ordinator

The show is inspired by the history of beaches as a working environment, all the stories and practical skills from net-mending to boatbuilding, varnishing, fishmongering, sail-mending, knitting and gutting. 

The meeting of the natural environment and human endeavour that has through the ages and across all civilisations taken place on beaches offers a plentiful sensory playground, ripe for participatory theatre made for and with older people. 

Why not check out the photos from our 2023 tour of On the Beach?

Enquire about hosting a performance

On The Beach can tour to a combination of care homes, community centres and arts venues. 

If you'd like to discuss hosting a performance as part of the 2024 tour, contact Nur Khairiyah, Touring Producer, at producer@sparetyre.org. 

If you are connected to a care home in Southampton, Isle of Wight, New Forest, or Gosport we are looking for locations to bring the show.

On the Beach trailer, 2023
Director/ Concept
Rebecca Manson Jones
Jens Demant Cole
Sound Design
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Movement Direction
Kali Chandrasegaram
Associate Artist
Lisa Muten
Kali Chandrasegaram and Sophie Holland
Claude Graham
Production Manager
Bea Galloway
Technical Stage Manager
Lucy Ventham
Access Support Worker
Lara Marshall
Generously supported by
The Morris Beneficent Fund