The Disappearance of Eliza Grey

Leading into Dementia Action Week 2023, come and join us at 7pm on Friday 19 May 2023 at Cockshutt Millennium Hall, Shrewsbury Road, Cockshutt, SY12 0JE for a performance of this inventive and entertaining show which explores the issues around dementia-friendly communities.

The play lasts for 90 minutes and in the interval we’ll be serving tea and cakes. At the performance there will be an opportunity to make donations so that the play can be performed elsewhere.

Tickets are free but booking is essential due to limited space.

For tickets please send a text message to
Mike Gareh on 07519629724
or go to

More about the play
How would you react if you couldn’t be seen or heard? Eliza is struggling to work out why no one in her rural church community will listen to her. Their fears, feelings and good intentions may be the prime suspect, or maybe it’s just her dementia? Eliza needs the local detective to hear her before it’s too late.

 “A great evening – funny, warm and thought-provoking”

Sandra, audience member

“If you want to learn the importance of seeing the person before the dementia, go and see this!”

Kat Horner, Dementia Friendly Communities Officer, West Midlands, Alzheimer’s Society

Su Parker Hallcroft has lived alongside dementia through caring for her dad and now works on dementia-friendly churches as a Dementia Enabler in The Black Country for the Diocese of Lichfield. This has led her to write and perform in “The Disappearance of Eliza Grey”.

Pay it forward
“Pay it forward” is part of a worldwide movement of people who are keen to enable others to benefit from a great experience that has helped them, or even transformed their lives: we are inviting people who come to join us in this initiative. There’s no charge for this event – so bring along friends and family, neighbours and colleagues, the more the merrier! On the day, there will be an opportunity to make a donation so that the play can be shared in another community on the same “pay it forward” basis.

We aim to raise £300 to cover the cost of
the next performance of Eliza Grey locally.
Dementia Friendly Churches

The Churches in The Benefice of the Meres and Meadows are Dementia Friendly

Ss Simon & Jude, Cockshutt
St. John the Evangelist, Lyneal with Colemere
Ss Raphael & Isidore, Petton
St. Michael & All Angels, Welshampton


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