The Goal | Dementia Friendly Performance.

Runs for: 140 minutes.
Event runs on 11/10/2018.

The Courtyard in partnership with Hereford Football Club are launching a special Herefordshire theatrical project based on the legendary goal scored by Ronnie Radford in 1972.

The story will explore the lives of six ball boys at the match. Nick Lane, writer, has based the story on eye witness accounts of this famous match, that took place on 5 February, which has created a great story for the run up to this landmark event.

The star of the match was Hereford Football Club’s Ronnie Radford, who famously scored the goal against the giants that were Newcastle at non-league Hereford. In the word of football commentator John Motson: “Oh, what a goal! What a goal! Radford the scorer…and the crowd are invading the pitch”.

The Dementia Friendly Performance is open to everyone, but is designed to benefit those living with dementia. 

As the first Dementia Friendly arts venue in the UK, The Courtyard is proud to offer people living with dementia, their families, friends and carers a carefully tailored performance in an  environment that is comfortable and supportive so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of the theatre.
We consider everything from sound and lighting, seating plans, signage and refreshment service. We offer extra flexibility when booking seats, so if you know you need a little extra personal space you can request that the seat next to you remains unsold. A quiet room outside the auditorium is also available if you need some time away from the crowd.

We know from speaking to people living with dementia that it’s easy to become isolated and to not do things which you previously enjoyed. We hope that by making some sensitive adaptations to the theatre experience, we can welcome you back to The Courtyard or encourage you to try visiting us for the first time. Our aim is to create a dementia friendly community, where people living with dementia are valued and supported. We are proud that over 150 Courtyard staff and volunteers are now Dementia Friends, and have turned their understanding of dementia into action.

Online booking unavailable for this performance, please book through Box Office

Showing date: 11/10/2018
Showing time: 14:30

Pricing for 11/10/2018 at 14:30: £10 (accompanying carers come free, call Box Office 01432 340555)
Accessibility features: Dementia Friendly