From a moonlit night to fire in the heart, Love Unspoken explores the everyday love that we never quite manage to speak of. This multi-sensory show takes you on a sensory journey of jasmine, dance and Indian-influenced rhythms. 

Love Unspoken trailer. Credit: Victor Rios
The making of Love Unspoken. Credit: Victor Rios

Exploring love in its many forms, Love Unspoken was co-created with people living with dementias and their carers from the UK South Asian diaspora. 

Told without words and tailored for people living with dementia, this is a beautiful story for all to enjoy. Audiences are led into a ritualised space of scattered rose petals, scented water and red earth. It is evocative of unspoken moments that are personal yet universal in meaning, where grief and pain are exposed but life and love are beautifully celebrated.    

The show debuted at Queens Theatre Hornchurch in October following a period of collaboration with members of Havering Asian Social Welfare Association (HASWA). 

Image credits: Patrick Baldwin

Love Unspoken is the final in a trilogy conceived and directed by former Spare Tyre artistic director, Arti Prashar, developed in collaboration with people living with dementias and their carers from South Asian communities. 

It is a Spare Tyre production in association with Queens Theatre Hornchurch and supported by The Mercers' Charitable Foundation. Tara Arts performances are supported by Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Director and performer
Arti Prashar
Kali Chandrasegaram
Paul Johnson
Magdalen Rubalcalva
Sound Designer
Tayo Akinbode
Struan Leslie