Events - Festival 2020

How to Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia

Sunday 10 March, 15:30 - 16:30
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Studio Theatre
£5.50/£4.50

A mesmeric display of drumming and spoken word exploring the effects of dementia on speech, memory and family

‘Dziadek? Dziadek? Can you hear me?’

Using just his voice and an electronic drum kit, award-winning spoken word artist Antosh Wojcik explores the effects of dementia on speech, memory and family in his debut work for stage, How to Keep Time.

Subtitled A Drum Solo for Dementia, this sixty-minute show is a mesmeric display of drumming and spoken word in which exquisitely crafted poems become beats and beats become glitches in time. Antosh Wojcik tells the moving story of his Polish grandfather's struggle against vascular dementia and the effect it had on the people around him. The effect is, as Fringe Review recognised, ‘an extraordinary and powerful exploration of what language might be when there are no longer any words.’

Produced by Penned in the Margins

Participants: Antosh Wojcik
Photos:
Antosh Wojcik : Stefan Wojcik

Venue

The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...