‘Hidden Voice’ giving a voice to dementia.

‘Hidden Voice’ giving a voice to dementia.

Acclaimed composer John McHugh and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra bring ‘Hidden Voice’ to The Epstein Theatre on 9th May 2019.

The performance captures the stories of people living with dementia and uses the rhythms in their speech to create a beautiful and emotional musical experience. consequently, raising awareness of the condition.

McHugh explains: “The piece ‘gives a voice’ to people living with dementia by setting their speech patterns to music.

“Live musicians, film and audio takes the audience into the thoughts of the people on screen.

“There is something about setting speech patterns to music that raises the everyday speech to a poetic and profound level. The effect is incredibly emotional.”

‘Hidden Voice’ Promo Video

The 35 minute piece is divided into 5 sections and given titles such as“She’s No Longer My Mum” and “A Different World”

Furthermore, The production features dancers from LIPA, Merseyside Dance Initiative, Growing Old (Dis) Gracefully and local playwright Trisha Duffy, who will interpret themes from the piece.

The event is part of the Hidden Voice national project in partnership with The Alzheimer’s Society.

The Epstein opened in 2011 following a £1 million refurbishment. It is now a key venue for arts and entertainment in Liverpool.

Finally, Tickets are available on the Epstein website or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office.

The show takes place at 19:30 on the 9th May at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool. For more information, see the show website.