2015 TOUR


In 2011, Professor Justine Schneider and colleagues at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, published the results of a study of dementia wards, based on 600,000 words of observational field notes.

From this research material Tanya Myers, co-Artistic Director of Meeting Ground Theatre Company, was commissioned to create a play, which had a successful run of 15 performances at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham in June 2013.

Following the success of the production, with an Arts Council England Strategic Touring grant Inside Out of Mind  toured UK in Spring 2015. Focused on meeting NHS audience and post show discussions sharing the reality of being carer in Austerity Britain.


Written and directed by Tanya Myers 

Designed by Nettie Scriven

Lighting designed by Richard Statham 

Digital media design by Barret Hodgson 

Original music/sound designed by David Wilson

Welcome to the ward with no name

Welcome to the ward with no name – a theatre of magical, medical realism. A fusion of love stories, crisscrossing time and space, where walls turn into forests; thunder to gunfire; books to birds; with untold stories kept under their wings.

Darkly comic, and offering glimpses of a mysterious world, this insightful play enters into the experience of dementia care. Touching minds and hearts, nurses and patients search for love, rhyme and reason on the ward with no name. Dancing inside out and outside in, the play moves between multiple realities where time and identity drift apart. 

Co production Meeting Ground Theatre Company and Lakeside Arts Theatre

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