P IS FOR PETER - on development 

DIRECTOR: Eszter Marsalkó

DRAMATURG: Panni Néder

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.