Back to the 80s with this full mask theatre show

Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, return to the area for a performance at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on Tuesday, May 5, from 7.30pm.

Nursing Lives is a love story set in the early 1980s of Thatcher’s Britain and the hard-working, heart-breaking, swing-dancing world of the UK’s wartime hospitals.

When Flo, a feisty 70-something, learns that the hospital she trained at during the Second World War is being demolished, she decides to take one last look – and stop the bulldozers in their tracks. Her illicit visit becomes a personal celebration of friendship, courage, adventure and romance. But is what Flo remembers really the truth, or is history ready to be re-written?

The show, performed with no spoken words, is a vibrant, humorous and poignant production suitable for ages 12-plus, and features characterful masks, period music, swing dance and vintage costumes.

Full mask is an innovative and unique style of theatre; it has no speech, and in Vamos’s hands it’s one of the most engaging, human, and personal theatre experiences around.

Tickets are priced at £14.50 and can be purchased through the box office on 01332 255800.

There is also a mask workshop suitable for ages 12+ taking place in the Guildhall Theatre Clubrooms on Tue 5 May at 1:30pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and can be purchased on the above number.