Morris is our first tea-pot puppet, but he's been a little sad lately. What he would like more than anything this Christmas is some more friends to join him on our tea-trolley theatre before it tours to care homes!
Our tea-trolley theatre aims to bring a high-quality theatre experience right to the bed-sides of older people living in care homes. It will include a treasure trove of teapot puppets, cake tins with miniature built-in communities and an array of things to touch, smell and taste to stimulate the senses.
The idea for this project came about after working in care homes and speaking with care staff. They voiced an absolute need for more activities for older people who are bed-bound due to disabilities and/or have late-stage dementia. These older people spend long periods of the day in their beds, are unable to participate in group activities and in the most need of sensory stimulation. We wanted to create something special that felt familiar, was easily transferable, and had lots of sensory surprises along the way.
Every penny raised will go towards creating and piloting our tea-trolley theatre. This includes materials for the theatre and puppets (Morris was born from lots of tin foil, glue, a second-hand teapot and a steady hand), red velvet curtains, lighting and sound materials & sensory materials. We will pilot our tea-trolley theatre in Dovecote Care Home. This crowd-funder will enable us to apply for bigger pots of money, helping us to create more theatre for older people with advanced dementia.
Any support would mean the world to us!!
We would love to thank our supporters by sending you a thankful gift. If you would like one of the following; perfect cuppa complete with a poem or a puppet postcard please let us know your address!
You can check out more info about the project via this article from The Chronicle: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/theatre-company-produce-tea-trolley-17138064
Lots of Love,
Liv & Poppy