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Drama Wednesday 14 February

Dementia Friendly Performance: The Kitchen Sink
Wednesday 14 February 2018, 2.30pm
Tickets £15

Oldham Coliseum Theatre is delighted to produce its second Dementia Friendly performance with The Kitchen Sink on Wednesday 14 February, 2.30pm.

The Kitchen Sink is a modern comedy focussing on family and the hopes and struggles of each member; this performance has been specially picked to be the Coliseum’s follow-up to the Dementia Friendly performance of Spring and Port Wine in April 2017.

Many people with dementia have spent a lifetime going to theatre and concerts.  A diagnosis of dementia can reduce a person’s confidence, and can cause isolation. This performance reconnects people with dementia, together with their friends and family, to life-enhancing shows at the Coliseum.

“When you get to a certain age, and you are indoors all day, getting out like this is so worthwhile.” – a person with dementia.

Please note that pastoral care is not provided at this event.  A friend, family member or carer must also attend. 

What to expect on the day: 

  • High quality, professional theatre.
  • A warm and friendly welcome.
  • Trained staff and volunteers.
  • Clear signage to toilets and other facilities.
  • A special information pack about this Dementia Friendly performance of The Kitchen Sink, plus information about the theatre. Click here to download the Dementia Friendly Pack for The Kitchen Sink
  • Space to move around – people may want to move around the auditorium during the performance.
  • People may want to leave the auditorium during the play, we have special screens in the Stalls Bar so you can watch the play from there.

Booking Your Seats

You can book your seats online but we can meet your needs as best we can book via the options below. We’ll give you the best possible information about seating and wheelchair spaces.  We’ll also ask for your address / email so we can send you a special information pack before the event.

  • in person at the Box Office
  • by telephone on 0161 624 2829
  • by emailing

There’s up to date information about the Coliseum’s access facilities here:

Our Dementia Friendly events are programmed in partnership with the ‘A Life More Ordinary’ Project at The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

‘A Life More Ordinary’ is supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Rayne Foundation.



We especially welcome individuals working with dementia in the wider voluntary sector to come along to this performance for FREE and we’d be grateful for your feedback.  This offer doesn’t apply to client groups, instead it’s applicable to people working in the sector who want to find out more about the performances with a view to booking in the future.

Please contact Sue Fletcher at for more information.

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Lawson

Designed by Anna Reid

Lighting Designer Stewart Bartles

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Tom Wells

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