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Still Alice

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Other: Post Show Discussion Tue 20 Feb
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More Information on Still Alice

Snow update 1 March 

Today’s performances of Still Alice will be going ahead as planned. If this situation changes, we will inform all bookers ASAP

Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible.

Alice strives to remain true to the woman she has always been, while relationships shift within her family, in her work and most importantly with herself.
Uncompromising yet tender, this new adaptation of the award-winning novel truthfully acknowledges life with a progressive disease – its conflicts and burden, and its small, priceless victories.

Featuring British actress Sharon Small as Alice, this play is a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her identity as her world changes.

Download our information sheet for the Dementia Friendly Performances of Still Alice

Listen to our audio flyer


“A moving, well-staged production that manages to find the positivity at the centre of an otherwise devastating illness”  The Stage

“A fascinating study and finely judged depiction of how one family copes in the face of early-onset Alzheimer’s”  What’sOnStage

“Beautifully played” Yorkshire Post

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Cast & Credits

Adapted by Christine Mary Dunford / Based on the best-selling novel by Lisa Genova / Directed by David Grindley / Set and costume designer Jonathan Fensom / Lighting Designer Jason Taylor / Sound Designer and Composer Gregory Clarke / Movement Director Francesca Jaynes / Casting Director Cara Beckinsale CDG / Assistant Director (Birkbeck) Laurence Young /

A West Yorkshire Playhouse Production in association with Michael Park for The Infinite Group

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    Micah Balfour
    as Dr Davis/Dan
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    Alaïs Lawson
    as Lydia
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    Clara Indrani
    as Tamara/Beth
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    Ruth Gemmell
    as Herself
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    Dominic Mafham
    as John
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    Andrew Rothney
    as Thomas
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    Sharon Small
    as Alice


“captivating and powerful”

- Always Time for Theatre

“A fascinating study and finely judged depiction of how one family copes in the face of early-onset Alzheimer's”

- What's On Stage

“A moving, well-staged production ”

- The Stage

“Sharon Small gives a mesmerising performance”

- On Yorkshire Magazine

“Tender, touching and remarkably insightful”

- Entertainment Focus

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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