Mon 22 Oct
at Theatre Royal
The funny, fearless international sell-out mask production from the UK’s leading full mask company. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll find joy!
Joy is 83 today: she’s feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and growing love. But is that enough to face the challenges ahead?
Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, award-winning Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Assembly for Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to involve and engage audiences across borders and boundaries with its wordless theatre.
Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and D/deaf audiences alike.
Vamos is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative, exciting full-mask mime companies currently touring. Finding Joy will only enhance its reputation… An immensely affirmative joie de vivre... Catch it while you can.The Stage
If you’ve never seen full mask theatre, there could be no better introduction than Vamos – their ability to explore profound themes with the lightest of touches is magical... the irresistible mix of humour and heartbreak makes them a must-see.Phillipa May, The Hereford Times
Finding Joy can be summed up in two words: simply beautifulBarbara Maxwell, What’s On Stage
What could have been a hard-hitting and emotional response to an evil and devastating disease has been turned into a joyful and resonant piece of theatre that will leave you as speechless as the actors.Liam Blain, British Theatre Guide
Vamos Theatre's craftily constructed and crowd-pleasing piece… The show brilliantly conveys a sense of how frightening the world seems through Joy's eyes… the storytelling is excellent.Lyn Garden, The Guardian