Phoebe’s Adventure

Older people theatre


Making Time, acta’s weekly workshop for isolated older people, created their very own interactive theatre show for local school children to enjoy: “A story from all our stories.”

The first performances took place in February, for year 4 & 5 children from Compass Point Primary, with more performances programmed for May.

I thought I got too old to do a show but it was good. I liked working with the children as I came from a family of twelve. – Betty, 93, shadow puppeteer.

It brought me out of my shell. I get a big glow from the lot of you, from coming here. – Dennis, 69, Phoebe’s Dad.

We all got such a lot out of it. We started as strangers and now we’re friends. That really means a lot. – Tony, 72, Volunteer lunch team and Stationmaster.

Making Time workshops are facilitated by Katie Delaney, acta Production Manager, together with Sara Snook, Foundation Director’s Assistant.