Plaques and Tangles

By Nicola Wilson

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“I do not accept there is anything wrong with me” Days before her wedding Megan discovers she has a 50-50 chance of developing early onset Alzheimer's. Years later she's offered a genetic test. But if she's got the gene does she really want to know? Megan, 21. Megan, 47. Megan, 32. Megan, 27. One woman lurches through time on a wild memory trip while her young family deal with the consequences. "I can't think. But I still feel. And most of the time I feel scared. Scared because it's too soon. I haven't finished yet." Nicola Wilson's Royal Court debut explores one woman's life with early onset Alzheimer's. Royal Court Associate Lucy Morrison directs. Design by Andrew D. Edwards and lighting by Anna Watson Nicola Wilson's previous theatre includes Moonwalking (Oran Mor). Radio includes Cut to the Heart, Life on the Edges. Lucy Morrison is Associate Director at the Royal Court where her credits include Hidden (Live Lunch), Who Cares, Pests and Product (also at Traverse and European tour). Pests was a Royal Court co-production with Clean Break for whom Lucy has worked as Head of Artistic Programming and directed Billy the Girl (Soho Theatre), Little on the Inside (Almeida Festival and Latitude), it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now (Arcola Theatre) and This Wide Night (Soho). Morrison also originated and commissioned the Charged and Re-Charged seasons at Soho Theatre in which she directed Fatal Light and Doris Day. Age Guidance 14+ Running time 1 hour 40 mins without an interval "THE BIG IDEA: PLAQUES & TANGLES": The Big Idea is a strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. Plaques and Tangles is part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation


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