Over the Garden Fence

Written and performed by Hayley Lamb and Louise Harris.50 minutes

‘Over the Garden Fence’ follows the story of Annabelle and her gran, Dolly. Annabelle and the audience are taken on a nostalgic journey through gran’s life, sharing memories of happiness, sorrow and joy. This fast-paced, uplifting and comical exploration into family, life and relationships promotes an awareness of dementia that is accessible to all.

This performance encourages conversation and engages audiences in the discussion of not only dementia, but the importance of the individual behind the diagnosis.

Suited to:

  • Dementia awareness events 
  • Dementia awareness week 
  • Dementia awareness training
  • Educational enrichment 
  • Promoting person centred care
  • Staff training 
  • Conferences 


Absolutely beautiful balance of humour and pain, giving a real insight into the issues that dementia brings into the lives of people living with dementia and those close to them. Everyone should see this, especially professionals, clinicians etc.

Sarah Ward, NHS England

A totally absorbing and emotional roller coaster ride on the topic of dementia. I was ‘blown away’ by the Haylo girls in their representation of ‘Dolly’ and her advancing dementia. This was an incredibly well-observed short play by a pair of very talented actresses.

Karen Harrison Dening, Director of Admiral Nursing

The performance was very powerful and a wonderful insight into the experience of living with dementia from different perspectives. It highlighted the need for person-centred care. We were very impressed with your professionalism. It was a pleasure to have you at the University.

Janice Jones, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Northampton


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