Vamos Theatre Company returns to The Courtyard with their award-winning full mask show, Finding Joy on Friday, September 15.

Finding Joy, which was commissioned by The Courtyard, is based on the true-life story of Danny, an 18-year-old boy, who looked after his grandmother Joy as she made her way through middle and late stage dementia. Danny’s methods were unorthodox, but he was a natural carer and looked after her with an inspiring freshness and positivity.

Joy is 83. She is funny, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead?

Approaching the subject of dementia with humour and humanity, Finding Joy has performed to audiences across Europe and the UK, including a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016. Praised by press and public alike for its consummate full mask skills, engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight, the company continues to engage audiences across borders with its wordless theatre.

Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company and their productions are extremely accessible due to their human and highly visual nature.

Finding Joy will be at The Courtyard on Friday, September 15 at 7.30pm. To book, call the box office on 01432 340555 or visit