Keep Holding My Hand has started touring around Cambridge’s Care Homes
“Keep holding my hand”, Acting now’s play devised by people with and without mental health challenges premiered last April at the Corpus Playroom in Cambridge. After being successful in that local theatre, the play started a tour around Cambridge’s Care Homes as part of our initiative to fight social exclusion and bring cultural projects to people who have a difficult access to artistic experiences.
‘Keep Holding My Hand’ was performed on May 26th at Cambridge Manor Care Home in front of the residents and staff.
Everybody enjoyed attending to the presentation, and both the actors and the audience had a unique experience sharing this moment and reflecting about the stories portrayed in the play.
The residents showed interest in the topics and issues presented in “Keep Holding my hand”, and some of them even related the stories with their personal experiences.
Even for the members of the audience with hearing impairments or other kinds of difficulties to be fully engaged with the play, being present during the show was a valuable experience as their mentioned how good is for them to have a different out of the ordinary activity in the care home.
The “Keep holding my hand” crew will be certainly going back to Cambridge Manor to present new productions in the future, and will continue the tour in other local Care homes.