Joy is 83 today: she's feisty, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead? Vamos Theatre’s wordless world brings this story of lost memories and discovered love vividly to life, in the production that established Vamos Theatre as the UK’s leading full mask theatre company. This production is accessible to hearing and deaf audiences alike. Sponsors: Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council. Made in association with The Hereford Courtyard and JABADAO.
CAST: Richard J. Fletcher: Billy, Walter, nurse, patient James Greaves: Danny, consultant, Joy's mother Sarah Hawkins: Joy's daughter, Joy at 25, Joy at 8 Rachael Savage: Old Joy, Betty
Writer/Director: Rachael Savage Composer/Sound Editor: Janie Armour Advisor: Penny Greenland Set/Costume Designer: Carl Davies Mask/Puppet Maker: Russell Dean Associate Director: Alan Riley Lighting Designer: Chris Barham Choreographer: Rachael Alexander Cine Film: Mike Jackson Tour Manager: Richard J Fletcher Technician: Jason Bozzard Print design: alienpen Set Builders: Gavin Lewery Costume Supervisor/maker: Hannah Marshall Wig Dresser: Alison Barlow
Who we are
Vamos Theatre is the UK's leading professional full mask theatre company, taking our funny and fearless brand of wordless theatre across the length and breadth of the country and beyond since 2006. Resident theatre company at Worcester Arts Workshop, Vamos is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with trustees who have collective legal, financial and artistic responsibilities for the charity.
Vamos tours a full scale mask theatre production throughout the UK annually, as well as performing at national and international festivals and events. We share our skills in schools, with NHS staff, in care homes, with teachers, actors, carers, social workers, the Deaf community, business leaders and more. Our full mask characters entertain at festivals and celebrations, bringing fun and cheek to events nationwide, and our Young People’s Theatre learn the skills that will take them, and full mask theatre, into the future.
Vamos Theatre’s trademark style marries full mask with strong visual design and an original soundtrack. We make accessible, humorous, human, and fearless work which is based on real life stories, and our productions are rooted strongly in social research.
We have a national network of over 100 venues that expands with each new production, including some of the UK's leading contemporary arts venues and festivals such as London International Mime Festival, Jacksons Lane, Jyväskylä Festival, Finland, mac birmingham, Glastonbury Festival, Greenbelt, Brighton Festival and a range of regional producing theatres. Vamos Theatre is proud to be a member of Worcestershire Arts Partnership.