'Don't Leave Me Now' - Play Reading    


Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company in association with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Home Instead Wimbledon & Kingston presents:

‘Don’t Leave Me Now’ - a Play-reading performed more than 100 times throughout the UK and inspired by two real stories, written by Brian Daniels.

'Don't Leave Me Now' explores the impact of young onset dementia on two very different families. Rachael Dixey, cared for her partner with dementia for seven years. Cindy Toulman visited her husband in his care home every day for 10 years. 'Don't Leave Me Now' was inspired by these two real life stories.

With authenticity, insight and humour, Brian Daniels weaves the strands of these stories together to create a documentary style production highlighting the emotions, dilemmas and challenges experienced by people affected by dementia. 

St George's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Home Instead Wimbledon and Kingston are working in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company to promote Don't Leave me Now to raise awareness of young onset dementia in local communities in south west London. 

'Don't Leave Me Now' was written by Brian Daniels, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of New End Theatre Beyond.


We welcome Rachael Dixey along, with Medina Publishing, to promote the new book 'Our Dementia Diary: Irene, Alzheimer's and Me' written by Rachael Dixey. Rachael and Irene are the subjects of the play, along with another family living with the impact of young onset dementia. Rachael will be speaking at the event as well and signing books.


Performance dates and times:

Please check back for future performances.

Each performance to include post show discussion and Q&A with the cast and director. 



The Guildhall
Kingston upon Thames


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For further information please contact info@dementiapathfinders.org