Ep. 66: ‘All Is Mended Blended' by Philip Robinson

'All Is Mended' is a theatre show based on Shakespeare's ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and features real-life pandemic stories from residents of three local care homes. In this episode, the show's artistic director & actor PHILIP ROBINSON presents a selection of stories and music from the show.

Local Crediton people voice the words selected from our interviews with residents, families and staff from local care homes: St Swithuns, Coppelia House, and Hillbrow. All extracted from our book A Little Bit Of Magic - care home conversations in Covid times, available from The Bookery in Crediton, and from us on tour. The music and words here are all from the All Is Mended show.

The voice actors: Rita King, Jim King, Jan Hookway, Eddie Holden, Esah Bodinetz, Hannah Reynolds, Brana Thorn, John Twitchin, Pippa Marriott, Gillie Stoneham, Luchia Howell, Jenny Start, Rupert Grantham, Philip Robinson, Nichola Weate.

The music: Felix Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture; Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me; Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This; The Coasters - Sh Boom Life Could Be A Dream; Arvo Pärt - Spiegel I'm Spiegel; Johann Strauss II - Pizzicato Polka; theme from Singin' In The Rain; Tom Waits - Just Another Sucker On The Vine; Supertramp - Dreamer; Nat King Cole - Nature Boy; Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Perpetuum Mobile; Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Dream A Little Dream Of Me.

All Is Mended is partnered by Living Room Theatre and Crediton Arts Centre. www.allismended.co.uk