Dementia friendly performance of Guys and Dolls in Sheffield

The Moor has announced its first partnership with Sheffield Theatres supporting their Dementia Friendly performance of Guys and Dolls.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 3:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 3:33 pm
Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres and Amanda Phillips, Centre Manager for The Moor

The performance takes place on January 8 and as part of this association Sheffield Theatres will also be providing Dementia Friendly training with The Moor retailers and will be present on The Moor on Friday November 29 with a pop up box office, a Guys and Dolls singalong, craft activities and Dementia Friendly information.

Amanda Phillips, Centre Manager for The Moor said: “The Moor is delighted to be part of this collaboration with Sheffield Theatres. It is great to link these two city centre destinations. The Moor will benefit from Sheffield Theatres expertise in dementia because we, like the theatres, want to provide a welcome to everyone whatever their situation, and with the training offered by the team at Sheffield Theatres we can increase our knowledge and capabilities to ensure we spread understanding too. I’m looking forward to the beginning of what we intend to be a mutually beneficial and entertaining partnership.”

Dan Bates, Chief Executive of Sheffield Theatres, said: “We know the arts offer a unique opportunity to support people living with dementia and are very proud of the work that we do across our theatres to provide a space for everyone.

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“Through our partnership with The Moor, we’re able to offer a new opportunity for both staff and shoppers on the Moor to receive training to become more dementia aware, and to learn more about what they can do to make a difference.”

Sheffield Theatres is committed to making sure that everyone can access theatre and offers a programme of activities as part of being a dementia friendly organisation. These activities aim to support people living with dementia to experience the joy of live theatre, and include free workshops and monthly tea dances and tailored performances to suit the needs of those who might benefit a more relaxed theatre environment.