UKTW - 25 years online
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Before I Leave archiveBefore I leave I'll give you some happiness - The laughter and pain, the good that remains - Hold me tighter still, keep me safe until - Hold me close, before I leave. In Merthyr, people who are losing themselves find each other in a choir for individuals living with dementia and Alzheimer's. Joe is too young, this shouldn't be happening to him; Dyanne battles to hold on to the man she married. Evan and Rocky fight a 30-year-old fight - the miners' strike may be long gone, but the scars remain as the memories jumble and fade. Ex-librarian and mezzo-soprano Marge has lost her voice. Perhaps only the choir can help her get it back. And Isabelle won't let her spirit be locked away and forgotten in a care home that she thinks doesn't care at all. World Premiere. A funny, moving and ultimately uplifting production featuring covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus new music by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.


James Ashton, Desmond Barrit, Llinos Daniel, Vern Griffiths, Celia Hewitt, Dafydd Hywel, Martin Marquez, Sara McGaughey, Gaynor Morgan Rees, Melanie Walters, Oliver Wood, Lisa Zahra, Gwawr Loader


Author: Patrick Jones
Producer(s): National Theatre Wales, Wales Millennium Centre
Director(s): Matthew Dunster, Gavin Porter (emerging director)
Design(s): Anna Fleischle, Dick Straker (video designer)
Musical Director(s): Dyfan Jones, Greg Palmer (associate musical director)
Lighting: Joe Fletcher
Sound: Ian Dickinson (for Autograph)
Costume: Angharad Matthews

Before I Leave

Before I Leave (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0857401177. Details of all Before I Leave archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0319907586

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Sherman Theatre

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