The Great Almighty Gill

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Hot on the heels of the Edinburgh Fringe, New Perspectives bring their play The Great Almighty Gill to the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library.

In an autobiographical performance, the audience is invited to join Daniel as his family and friends, as he eulogises his deceased dad and observes the legendary life of Dave Gill.

Through tribute, stand-up and occasional lip-syncing, Daniel remembers his sometimes wonderful, sometimes troubled relationship with his father, a beloved husband, a naturally gifted artist and sometimes misunderstood.

The Great Almighty Gill recreates Dave’s funeral for a bigger audience than it had and gives insight into what living with dementia is like for both the person who has it and their family and friends in a one-man performance full of pathos, bathos and gallows humour.

Daniel’s Dad, Dave, died in 2015 of complications related to dementia. This is Daniel’s way of seeing if, from the molten wreckage of dementia, some humanity, art, and wonder can be salvaged.

David Power, Principal Arts Development Officer, Lincs Inspire said: “It’s great to see drama returning to the Albert Room as part of our three-year Arts Council England grant funded programme, which is all about showcasing upcoming talent. We’re looking forward to working in partnership with New Perspectives again and can’t wait for what promises to be an entertaining and moving evening of theatre.”

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Daniel is an exceptional actor, writer and stand-up comedian and it’s a privilege to bring good old Dave to the stage as New Perspectives first live touring show since the pandemic. We invite audiences, to gather as family and friends to experience the legendary life and times of Dave through a tour de force autobiographical performance. It’s a celebration of a full life, an invitation to remember your loved ones and a deeply entertaining, observational ride through the foibles and flaws of those closest to us

Angharad Jones, Director, New Perspectives

The Great Almighty Gill takes place at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 29 in the Albert Room at Cleethorpes Library.

Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased online, in person at any Lincs Inspire Library, or by calling Cleethorpes Library on (01472) 323650.