The Army Flying Museum 2020
We been working hard throughout lockdown to entertain and educate “The Young Eagles” children of service men and women at the Army Flying Museum in Middlewallop. They enjoyed ” VE day on your Doorstep” The 1 woman show, performed LIVE on ZOOM to the service families during lockdown 2020. Rachel also wrote and performed and recorded The Tilly Shilling Show, which can be viewed on the museums website.
Wessex Heritage Memory Project 2020
The project was prior and during the first lockdown, originally we performed a Heritage Show, the museum wanted Red Sauce to feature in their videos and be part of their reminiscience project which promoted heritage and culture and the theraputic effects it had on those living with dementia.
Red Sauce Theatre (RST) were commissioned by The D-Day Story to create a performance piece using the letters sent by the soldiers in Normandy to their loved ones in Portsmouth. We were asked to perform on the MV Bouddica in front of the WW2 veterans and performed at The New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, The Portsmouth Festivities and The Portsmouth Volunteer Awards. Throughout the project, we met veterans including John Jenkins who wrote to his grand daughter Diane and also Shirley Whittle who made made a flag for the troops to take on D-Day.
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In 2015, RST were awarded £10,000 by The Arts Award to deliver workshops within care homes in Portsmouth and to work with the carers of those living with dementia, the classes were held at The Kings Theatre in Southsea, please see Drama and Dementia to watch the video of the process.
We created Sensory books of their experiences, full of the poems, memories, sketches and plays we created during the process, each person was given their own book to remember us by.
We also delivered creative sessions to carers, they enjoyed time chatting about their experiences, we delivered some improvised sketches and forum sketches from their experiences. We also looked at drama as a therapy, creating their own character profiles, diaries, games and ideas for practitcal well-being and spaces at home for themselves
Rachel received an International Normination for Arts and Dementia Work in 2015
Rachel Goodall and the cast, devised a piece of theatre with a cast of people living with dementia who performed to a live audience of family and friends. The performance piece was based on a lady who was struggling with her mother who was living with dementia and the problems she faced.
To read the document please press Dementia Project Report.
We later performed the play at Portsmouth Cathedrals Mental Health Festival