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Sundowner single work   drama  
Note: Conceived by David and Kate Denborough.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Sundowner
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'It is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the difference between the present and the past, between what is familiar and what is foreign. Events that took place just minutes ago are being constantly erased, while memories that you have been able to keep at bay for decades now come rushing towards you.

Despite the explorations of poets, novelists, scientists and philosophers, the realm of memory remains a great mystery. And Sundowner's Syndrome remains an unanswered question. Why is it that just as the sun goes down, so many of those with Alzheimer's become particularly disorientated and confused?

KAGE, in partnership with Alzheimer's Australia, invites you into this mystery. This breathtaking performance traverses sorrow, fears and human dignity. Through the eyes of three generations, "Sundowner" tells the story of so many Australian families.

If a loved one starts to lose their memories, what role can we play in holding onto them? And if our parent is no longer the person we know, how can we care for them in the present and also honour their memory? "Sundowner" is a story of lament and at times grief and sorrow. Ultimately, though, it is a story of love: love of family, love of history, an love of life.' Source: www.kagephysicaltheatre.com/ (Sighted 19/04/2011).

Production Details

  • First produced by KAGE at the Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine, Victoria as part of the Castlemaine State Festival, 1-3 April 2011. Director: Kate Denborough.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Decline is Physical Melissa Archer , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 April 2013; (p. 41)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Twilight Years Susan Johnson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 20)
History Still Haunts as the Past Fades Away Jason Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 March 2013; (p. 41)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Extracting Humour and Hope from Hardship Steve Dow , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 March 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Poignant Gaze into the Darkening of Dementia Jordan Beth Vincent , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
A Song and Dance of Forgotten Dreams Chris Boyd , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 April 2011; (p. 15)

— Review of Precipice Catherine Ryan , 2011 single work drama ; Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Fading Memories Given Bright Focus Philippa Hawker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 May 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Poignant Gaze into the Darkening of Dementia Jordan Beth Vincent , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 May 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Extracting Humour and Hope from Hardship Steve Dow , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 March 2013; (p. 40)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
History Still Haunts as the Past Fades Away Jason Blake , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 March 2013; (p. 41)

— Review of Sundowner David Denborough , 2011 single work drama
Twilight Years Susan Johnson , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 20)
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