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Still Alice

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Alice Howland is stubborn, clever and driven – a professional at the top of her game. But, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 50, she is compelled to confront her new reality and draw on her resilience to remain independent for as long as possible. Read more …

Alice strives to remain true to the woman she has always been, while relationships shift within her family, in her work and most importantly with herself. Uncompromising yet tender, this new adaptation of the award-winning novel truthfully acknowledges life with a progressive disease - its conflicts and burden, and its small, priceless victories.

Featuring Scottish actress Sharon Small as Alice, this play is a unique insight into the experience of a woman fighting to maintain her identity as her world changes.


The critical consensus

Will certainly resonate with many, thanks largely to Sharon Small’s magnetic central performance.

***(*)(*)Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre, 26/09/2018

Sharon Small’s performance has a humane nobility.

****(*)John Kennedy, The Edinburgh Reporter, 26/09/2018

Gloriously adapted, with Sharon Small delivering an acutely raw, humane performance.

****(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 26/09/2018

Beautiful and short, but not tragic.

****(*)Peter Callaghan, Review Sphere, 26/09/2018

This play definitely isn't easy viewing but it is so worth your time.

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 26/09/2018

Dunford’s play pre-dates the 2015 Oscar-winning film by a couple of years, but over its 90-minute duration packs a similar emotional punch.

***(*)(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 27/09/2018

Undoubtedly a tear-jerker, Dunford’s approach to such a traumatic story cannot help but leave you sniffling and trying not to sob, yet it is packed with information and some powerful performances.

****(*)Katie Stephen, Edinburgh Guide, 28/09/2018

Although the play can offer no easy answers, it makes a beautiful job of demonstrating the truth of Philip Larkin’s famous assertion that when all else fades, what will remain of us is love – both the love we give, and the love we inspire in others.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 29/09/2018

A creative set and a stand-out lead make this a worthwhile production.

****(*)Udita Banerjee, The Wee Review, 02/10/2018

Beautiful production deals in an academic's experience of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

****(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 14/11/2018

Where and when?

Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Tuesday November 13, 2018, until Saturday November 17, 2018. More info: www.theambassadors.com/theatreroyalglasgow/

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday September 25, 2018, until Saturday September 29, 2018. More info: http://www.edtheatres.com/kings

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