Today, more than 70,000 New Zealanders live with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia – a number that is expected to triple by 2050.
Profound and enlightening, the award-winning The Keys in the Margarine is a unique form of stagecraft, created from interviews with people with direct experience of the disease – caregivers, family members, doctors, and support workers.
Four actors re-present the edited testimony from interviews of seventeen people, relaying every vocal inflection intonation, and hesitation, every physical gesture and facial expression.
“Beautiful, important work” – THEATREVIEW
“…a moving and inspiring theatre experience. Highly recommended.” – THE STAR
“…moments of humour, and there are strong elements of love and courage.” – OTAGO DAILY TIMES
“…profound insights on what it means to be human and the extent to which memory defines who we are.” – NZ HERALD
“…a gentle, well-crafted handling of a scary, sad, interesting and heartbreaking topic.” – THEATREVIEW
“The work that has gone into the composition of this production deserve the highest of praise… The actors are phenomenal… their grace and courage is astounding… a thoroughly moving production…” – THEATREVIEW