Old Fools

Old Fools $12.99

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Tristan Bernays

Published by Nick Hern Books

1 Male 1 Female

A tender and touching two-hander about a couple, their experience of Alzheimer's, and their enduring efforts to hold their relationship together through the years

It's the story of Tom and Viv

Of their love and the life they've shared together

From the first spark to the dying light

But not necessarily in that order

Runs about 60 minutes


"Deft, restraining and moving theatre a light-of-touch portrait of a relationship through the prism of memory ~ Time Out

"A parable that somehow moves and finds light in the deterioration of the mind through love" ~ Independent

"One of the most moving and beautiful plays I have seen. It is written with honesty and is both joyous and painful" ~ British Theatre Guide

"A truly amazing play ... A heartwarming and heartbreaking sixty-minute play that elicits every emotion possible and then goes on to wring some more out of you before it ends" ~ Londontheatre1

"The sort of piece that leaves you laughing and weeping at the same time, so clear is its understanding of the human condition, the distress of degenerative illness and the power of love Old Fools is an informative and important new play from an inventive young writer unafraid of challenging perceptions. He finds heart-wrenching drama in the midst of the straightforward and ordinary. Brave and significant, it is a work that can change attitudes to an often misunderstood condition, as well as cementing Bernays' place as a major and forceful talent" ~ The Reviews Hub

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