Wednesday 19th May 2021

On Tuesday 18th May residents of Haviland House’s Angmering Household were treated to a theatre performance outside their window.

The show, Love Through Double Glazing, was created and performed by Vamos Theatre, a full mask theatre company. It was designed especially for situations where viewers need to stay isolated. As such, the performance is staged entirely outside and viewed from the inside where it’s warm, cosy and, most importantly, safe.

The Haviland House residents, who are referred to as ‘family members’, were thrilled by the show. They enjoyed slapstick comedy, water-based antics, music, bubbles, and the canine star of the show, Nora. One family member said, “A really fun show. Just what the doctor ordered.” Another stated, “Great entertainment – it was bonkers!”

Performer and Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachael Savage said, “I think after the year that we’ve had, I think it’s probably the most important work that we’ve ever done in the last 30 years of our career. To come out and be interacting and bringing laughter and play is a privilege. It’s been amazing to do.”

Eileen Garbutt, Haviland's Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, thanked Vamos, saying, "You brought sunshine, laughter, and happiness back to Haviland House. We fell in love with you through our double glazing."

The performance at Haviland was made possible through funding from Worthing Theatres and Museum.

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