Join Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) for a screening of The Purple List … a gay dementia venture followed by a live digital Q&A on 23rd September at 2pm, as part of the Age Proud Festival Leeds.

After booking here you’ll be sent a link to watch the play on YouTube at a time to suit you. You can then join LOPF for the live Q&A at 2pm.

The Purple List is a 35 minute, one-man play. It opens on Sam and Derek’s wedding day and goes on to explore the highs and lows of their lives as Derek’s dementia progresses. Told from Sam’s point of view, the play is a touching, sad, yet often funny, insight into the lives of these two gay men as they navigate their way through the care system and the changes in their personal relationship.

The play is for carers, friends or anyone who supports people living with dementia.

A stand-alone piece of theatre that can also be used as a training tool in a range of issues regarding dementia and diversity for those working in social care and for those caring for, or involved with people living with dementia.

The play hopes to raise awareness around the potential issues for those caring for someone with dementia in general, and the barriers to support which members of the gay community may perceive and experience.

If you’d like to know more have a look on the website Purple List theatre


Some comments from those who have seen the play:

  • “It brought to my attention issues I had never really thought about.”
  • “Funny, emotional, and powerful. Great insight and a unique learning experience.”
  • “I hope that everyone watching this will make some positive changes.”
  • “Shows how much of a culture change is needed throughout health and social care settings.”
  • “An obviously well-researched and imaginative concept, exceptionally well carried through.”

Its free to join in, book here to get your link.