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Opening Times:
Box Office

This week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Friday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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Backstage: Episode #23 The important role of music for people living with dementia

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Episode 23

Backstage: Episode #23 The important role of music for people living with dementia

Playwright Debs Newbold and DIY music-maker Farmer Glitch are our guests this month in an episode which also explores the power of music in caring for people with dementia.

In this episode of Backstage, we talk to theatre-maker Debs Newbold about the relevance of her new retelling of the Peterloo Massacre; we meet Jane Morton and Adele Kinsella, two volunteers who explain the vital role that music plays in helping them care for friends and family with dementia; and we see if, with the help of Somerset glitch musician Stephen Ives, we can tease a tune… out of a roadworks traffic lamp.


Backstage is a regular podcast where we go behind the scenes for exclusive interviews and insights from leading and emerging artists who’ll be taking to the stage at Sage Gateshead, and discover some of the activities that take place, and the communities that meet there.