Apr 12, 2018 | Olive Tree Cafe
I am Not a Soldier | Connie's Colander
Two highly relevant pieces taking a candid look at two significant mental health issues. I am not a Soldier is a semi-autobiographical account of one woman’s struggles with PTSD whilst Connie’s Colander is an honest and intimate look at Alzheimer’s.
Time & Location
Thursday 12th April 2018
Olive Tree Cafe
About The Performances
I am Not a Soldier
A semi-autobiographical performance exploring addiction to coping mechanisms. Escaping reality when reality gets too absurd, venturing into the more absurd. Questioning tales behind people's obsessions. Harriet (and the voice inside her head) will explain her obsession with escapism from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, recalling her time at a support group.
Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie’s Colander, bringing her mother’s recipes onscreen and up to date. This newly written play from playwright Gaye Poole traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie’s Alzheimer’s. Can their relationship, and the TV show survive? This 'stripped back’ production, without lighting, costume or set design focuses on the play and the acting, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and informal.