Wednesday 12th January 7:00pm, Exeter Phoenix, Book a Ticket
Price: £10
Is it the person with dementia who has difficulty communicating, or is the problem other people?

What effect does not being heard have?

Can the way we express ourselves  shape relationships?

…and what are you going to do about it?


The World Turned Upside Down is a play with a purpose: to engage the audience in a theatrical conversation to explore possible outcomes to communication challenges faced by people with dementia. Four key scenarios are presented where the situation could be made better or worse by someone interacting with a person with dementia.

You – the audience – contribute to how the scenes play out, as you enter the world of dementia through theatre. A production which comes out of the IDEAL dementia research programme at the University of Exeter, The World Turned Upside Down is informed by both research and real-life experiences of people with dementia and carers who have been involved throughout.

Open to all, this play will be of particular interest to people who are professionally or personally affected by dementia.

Conceived and directed by Paul Jepson

part of @IDEALStudyTweet