On the Beach will be our next touring show for older people with dementia and their carers, exploring the myth, magic and danger 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. 

Director/ Concept
Rebecca Manson Jones
Supported by
The Morris Beneficent Fund