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  • Writer's pictureSTEVE COOKE AATA

Watching Rosie - short film explores dementia

Watching Rosie is an online short play that highlights the incredible bond between Alice and Rosie as they face change, confusion, and an unexpected arrival from Tesco. A tender portrayal of experiencing dementia in lockdown and the power of love to overcome it - Alice and her granddaughter Rosie were a team - until Lockdown forced them apart.

Adapted from Louise Coulthard’s award-winning debut play, directed by Michael Fentiman, produced by the Original Theatre Company, with a cast including Miriam Margolyes Amit Shah and Louise Coulthard.

Miriam Margolyes is a veteran of stage and screen, an award-winning actress who achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence, she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit.

Suggested donation: £5

Running time: 15 minutes

If you would like some advice or help on Dementia you can contact Dementia UK's Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline - 0800 888 6678 or

60% of profits from donation will go towards Dementia UK and 40% to the future of the Original Theatre Company.

Available to watch until 30 Sep 2020 23:59


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