Event: The Goal - Dementia Friendly Performance 
Date: 11/10/2018
Price: £10 (accompanying carers free)
Accessibility: Dementia Friendly 

Synopsis

FEBRUARY 5, 1972.
The day Ronnie Radford lashed a glorious 35-yard shot past a despairing keeper and into the corner of the net at the Meadow End, helping Hereford United to a historic FA Cup 3rd round victory over Newcastle United – one of the FA Cups greatest ever Giant Killings.

Chris, Bob, Dan, Yorkie, Twig and Brian were right there, just like they were for all the Bulls’ games. Six kids with passion, belief and ill-fitting tracksuits – the ball boys!

The Goal is their story – of that season on the touchlines at Edgar Street watching their heroes, getting to know each other, swapping stories, secrets and more with the audience and each other.

Six actors play a cast of thousands in a bittersweet comedy as The Courtyard celebrates one of the most monumental seasons in the club’s history… and the City itself.
The Dementia Friendly Performance is open to everyone but is designed to benefit those living with dementia.

WHAT IS A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE?
As the first Dementia Friendly arts venue in the UK, The Courtyard is proud to offer people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers a carefully tailored performance in an environment that is comfortable and supportive so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of the theatre.


The organisers consider everything from sound and lighting, seating plans, signage, and refreshment service. They offer extra flexibility when booking seats, so if you know you need a little extra personal space you can request that the seat next to you remains unsold. A quiet room outside the auditorium is also available if you need some time away from the crowd.

WHY DEMENTIA FRIENDLY?
The organisers know from speaking to people living with dementia that it’s easy to become isolated and to not do things which you previously enjoyed. They hope that by making some sensitive adaptations to the theatre experience, they can welcome you back to The Courtyard or encourage you to try visiting us for the first time. Their aim is to create a dementia-friendly community, where people living with dementia are valued and supported. They are proud that over 150 Courtyard staff and volunteers are now Dementia Friends, and have turned their understanding of dementia into action.

BOOK
To book a ticket contact the box office - 01432 340555