The Magic Mad Hat Approach to Comedy and Dementia – Free Presentation


Our very own Gudrun is hosting a free presentation about her comedy approach to Dementia at Millman Street Community Centre on Friday 6th May 2016.

The evening starts at 7pm and will last until 8.30pm

50 Millman Street (entrance between numbers 34–36)



Gudrun writes:

The Magic Mad Hat has been offering & providing improvised comedy sessions to various groups for mature people at Miilman Street Centre. The groups have been a mix of people, some with dementia, some with learning difficulties, some with visual or hearing difficulties.

The Magic Mad Hat approach has received great response. Therefore, I would like to invite you to an evening of an interactive presentation of ‘How & Why the Magic Mad Hat approach’ works for mature people especially for those with mild to moderated dementia.

This upcoming evening is to illustrate how the Magic Mad Hat approach can be integrated in your daily routine, in your art sessions as well as in your care. I will give you a taste of the different games/ techniques and exercises used. You will have to do them in order to understand their benefits…this evening will be a fun evening providing you with a basic understanding how Applied Improvisation Techniques which are not only beneficial but very useful on a daily basis, especially for elderly people & people with mild to moderate dementia.


“I hugely enjoyed the presentation and yes I would recommend it to anyone working with the elderly or in fact anyone who works with community groups / as a facilitator. I think the exercises were a great fun way of warming up but also I really admired what you are doing and how passionate you are about it all. It was great to learn more about the mentality of people suffering with dementia e.g. they already feel a sense of failure and it’s important to create a space that tries to reverse that.” (Rhian)

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