A tender and unique exploration of the impact of Alzheimer's on family relations.
Julie McNamara has recorded her Mother's songs and stories, filmed and photographed her in all her glory, over many years. The result is a compelling piece of theatre, an extraordinary love letter straight from the heart welded with a wicked underlying humour.
"Courageous work from a clever writer and first-rate performer. Magnificently sung, presented with integrity and honesty. It grabs us by the heart." Lexie Matheson, theatrereview NZ, 2013
Let Me Stay is a celebration of life and love as seen through the eyes of Shirley McNamara, Queen of the Mersey. Alzheimer's does not have to be a tragic and apologetic withdrawal from life. Think of it as a shedding of all care, with two fingers at the world and a constant sense of glee. It's a lifestyle choice for some...