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. Touring again from March–May 2024 in Southampton, London, Lowestoft, Norfolk and Yorkshire (tbc).
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 Claude Graham, Producer, at firstname.lastname@example.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.
- Director/ Concept
- Rebecca Manson Jones
- Jens Demant Cole
- Sound Design
- ilā kamalagharan
- 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