Rehearsal images revealed for new stage adaptation of Still Alice starring stage and screen actress Sharon Small
Star of stage and screen Sharon Small (Trust Me, BBC) takes on the complex role of Alice in West Yorkshire Playhouse’s new stage adaptation of Lisa Genova’s best-selling novel Still Alice, adapted by Christine Mary Dunford.
Directed by David Grindley (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Gate Theatre, Dublin), the poignant production explores the effects of early-onset dementia on identity, family and relationships, as university professor Alice confronts her diagnosis, drawing on her resilience to retain her identity and independence.
Ruth Gemmell (Silent Witness, BBC), Dominic Mafham (The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare’s Globe / World Tour), Andrew Rothney (Grain in the Blood, Traverse Theatre), Alaïs Lawson (Journey’s End, Fluidity Films), Clara Indrani (Marcella, ITV) and Micah Balfour (Emmerdale, ITV) join the cast.
Still Alice opens West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Every Third Minute festival, a pioneering festival of theatre, dementia and hope that is the first of its kind, and runs from 9 February to the 3 March.
Still Alice, Courtyard Theatre
Fri 9 Feb – Sat 3 March
Box office 0113 213 7700. Book online wyp.org.uk