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Paradise Lodge

Sunday 10 May @ 7:30 pm

Johnshaven Village Hall

Sunday 10 May 2020


Doodlebugs Productions

Suitable for all


A musical comedy set in a care=home, Paradise Lodge is based on writer Steve Cooper’s experience of caring for his mother-in-law in her final years as she lived with dementia.  One in three people will develop some form of dementia and Paradise Lodge encourages people to think about the person behind the condition.

Eric and Kylie, a dysfunctional ukulele musical duo called The Doodlebugs, embark on their first gig together at the Paradise Lodge Care Home.  Told in a series of touching flashbacks and songs from the war years, Paradise Lodge transports residents Vi, Ronnie and the audience back to a time when they had all their lives in front of them – to when they thought they would live forever.

Trying to make sense of dementia and its impact on those affected, Paradise Lodge explores the nature of identity, reality and loss, with a bit of Beyonce thrown in for good measure. A hilarious, heart-wrenching production, it has had audiences laughing, crying and singing their hearts out.


Paradise Lodge has recently returned from London following a successful 2019 run at the Underbelly in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. While in Edinburgh they also performed songs from the show at local care homes and raised over £1000 for Alzheimer Scotland.

**** The Scotsman “Astonishingly well-observed.”

**** The List “There is a warmth and compassion at the heart of the script”

**** LondonTheatre1 “Delightful and moving.”

**** BroadwayBaby “Funny, poignant and slick. Emphasises the characters’ humanity, without shying away from hard truths.”


Ticket Price

Full £10

Concession  £9*

Under 16 / Full Time Education £6

Family (4 tickets, maximum 2 adults) £30

*(OAP, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)


Box Office

Tickets will be available at the following outlets four weeks before the event:

Johnshaven Stores 01561 362219

Karelia Wright 01561 361956

Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.

Available online now:
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Sunday 10 May
7:30 pm
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Johnshaven Village Hall
Mid Street
Johnshaven, DD10 0HB United Kingdom
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01561 361956


Approach & Parking
The venue is within convenient distance of public transport, There is car parking for people with reduced mobility nearby, Street side parking only, The route/path to the hall is suitable for wheelchair/ mobility scooter, The route/path to the hall is well lit
Entrance & Signage
There is ramp or flat access to the venue, The door opening is wide enough for a wheelchair, The door opening is wide enough for a mobility scooter, Internal flooring is suitable for a wheelchair, Internal flooring is suitable for a mobility scooter, Reception and main hall is suitable for approach both by people in standing and seated positions
We have sufficient circulation space for wheelchair users, We have sufficient circulation space for mobility scooter users
Seat reservation for people with a disability
Please email us at access@neatshows.org.uk if you wish to request a reserved seat.
All toilets are clearly signed, A disabled toilet is available, There is an emergency call system in the disabled toilet, Hand-washing and drying facilities are within reach of someone on a wheelchair/scooter, Disabled toilet has baby changing facilities
Breastfeeding Friendly
The nearest defibrillator is located at
the Hall
First Aid Kit
We have a First Aid Kit

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