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.

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. 

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 2023 tour, contact Claude Graham, Producer, at producer@sparetyre.org. 

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Performances
An intimate performance for audience of 6 (plus carers), On The Beach is suitable for individuals at all stages of the dementia pathway. We are delighted to invite you to one of our pay-what-you-can performances at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch on:

Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th July 2023. 

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Queen's Theatre website or call their box office on 01708 443333.

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