P IS FOR PETER - on development

P is for Peter is a family show suitable for people with dementia featuring puppets and a dancer.

Peter has just been diagnosed with ‘probable Alzheimer’s disease’ and decided to write a blog about

his illness & document his own deterioration.


The first blog entry is about his first visit to support group for early stages Alzheimer’s patients.

Using Alzheimer’s disease as a narrative tool, the performance shall explore the boundaries of humanity

and challenge our collective social mind-set – it shall inspire us to question our own priorities

and unshakable points of reference.


Is it important to know what year it is? Is a person’s life more valuable if they know

the name of the current Prime Minister? What makes human life worthwhile?

Is it coherence? Awareness? A sense of continuity? Happiness?


P is for Peter is not a piece about dementia, it’s a piece about life.


We did a few days’ development on this piece in December last year funded through

Puppet Animation Scotland’s Creative Fund.


Director: Eszter Marsalkó

Dramaturg: Panni Néder