Ted is going on a final adventure in inspirational piece Cell

Cell is at Lincoln Drill Hall this week
Cell is at Lincoln Drill Hall this week

Theatre inspired by people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) comes to Lincoln Drill Hall this week as Smoking Apples and Dogfish present Cell.

After being diagnosed with MND, Ted embarks on the trip of a lifetime, taking his pet fish with him.

Ted is a puppet and his story is raising awareness of the disease across the UK.

This innovative production features puppetry, physical theatre and an original score to tell the story of one man’s final adventure creating a lifetime of memories.

Matthew Lloyd, co-artistic director, said: “At the start of our creative process we wanted to explore movement and puppetry.

“Motor Neurone Disease causes physical degeneration and is therefore a challenge to show through puppetry, an art form which relies on movement to sustain its illusion.

“Two members of the cast had very different experiences of losing family members to MND which brought important emotional and personal memories to the devising process.

“The development of Cell was aided greatly by working with the MND Association and by the Royal Hospital of Neuro-disability.”

Karen Pearce, director of care from the MND Association added: “It’s a great production and you soon forget that Ted is anything other than a normal leading man.

“Because of the research the team undertook, the puppetry captures some of the physical impact of MND extremely realistically.

“We were proud to be involved in this production and I’d urge anyone to enjoy what will be the last chance to see Ted on his adventures.”

It is at the Drill Hall on Friday, April 29 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12, £10 and £8 on 01522 873894 or www.lincolndrillhall.com