You’re going to stay in The Home. Just for a few days. It’s a chance for you to be really looked after, and to give everyone else a break. It’s a great place. Rated excellent by the Care Quality Commission – best in its price range. Lots to do! Or you can keep yourself to yourself. You’ll love it. It’s not forever. Promise.
Enter the world of a fictional residential care home in this large-scale experimental show by Christopher Green. The Home is a 48-hour immersive experience which gives participants an opportunity to discover the problems and pleasures of being cared for in a communal setting, and explores the care home as a place of reinvention and possibility.
This innovative new work sees 30 people coming to stay in a theatrical care home for an entire weekend. The performance is customised to you: you have your own room, meal plan, treatment regime, entertainment and wellbeing programme, plus dedicated key-workers who provide your care.
The Home is created by multi award-winning artist Christopher Green and features a large and diverse cast. This is made up of elder participants who are emerging as performers, highly-skilled professional actors of all ages and a support team of experts, activists and communicators in the field of ageing and residential care.
This work has grown out of Green’s long-established practice of blurring the lines between theatre and audience, between constructed narrative and reality, which has featured in his work commissioned by a host of cultural institutions including Southbank Centre, Tates Modern and Britain, V&A, The Guggenheim New York, and The British Library.
Durational Stay can be adapted to be suitable for any and all access needs. Let us know what you need when applying for a place.
Top image: Sorcha Bridge.