In the UK, half of people over the age of 75 live alone and 9 million people often or always feel lonely. Is loneliness an epidemic? Should being alone be our greatest fear or for some of us is it a dream come true?
In response to Summer and Smoke, this Almeida Questions panel chaired by Matthew Parris with playwright David Eldridge, poet Cecilia Knapp, academic Roger Green and carer and social entrepreneur Angela Awuah dig into the reality of being alone and what it means to be lonely. Recorded on 12 March 2018.
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.
Find out more at almeida.co.uk/almeida-questions