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Theatre NEMO

Theatre NEMO is a campaigning theatre, which was set up in East Kilbride in 2001 by Isabel McCue.  The theatre is dedicated to helping people who have been affected by mental health issues to participate in the arts as a means of stimulation and self-help. The purpose of this type of involvement by sufferers and carers is the belief that participation in the arts can help promote recovery, and sustainability of a better feeling of mental health and well-being.  It is also hoped that such involvement will help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

The gentle nurturing of an individual's self esteem and talent, within a supported environment, creates a knock on effect on both families and carers, as they witness an improvement in the quality of life of their loved ones. Performance wise, cabaret evenings are our main activity.   The reason for using this format is to encourage the widest range of audience/participants. Within the cabaret there are short pieces of drama, poetry readings, live music and dance. We also gather, and make available to the audience, information on self-help and voluntary group's who deal with mental health issues.

In May 2002, Theatre Nemo presented "Putting Pieces Back" at The Arches theatre in Glasgow.  This production included an exhibition of paintings, poems and sculptures and a performance of "When People Talk Their Mouths Dance", which is a play inspired by Sarah Kane's "4.48 Psychosis".

 

For further information, contact:
Isabel McCue
141 Bridgegate
Unit 235
Glasgow
G1 5HZ
Tel: 0141 559 4941
e-mail:
isabel@theatrenemo.org

 


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