This short documentary film illustrates the process of  creating the theatre performance and the short film.

My Secret Love

Written by John Raybould

Directed by Ava Hunt

Performed by:

Maggie Ford,

Maxine Finch,

Charlotte West-Oram,

David Whittington

Based on a true story , Maureen and Rose were close friends but their relationship was never talked about in the 1940/50's.  When Rose find Maureen again she has Alzheimer's and their relationship faces yet more challenges. 

This project was developed by QUAD as part of Shine a Light Ava worked with Seen Ya Rights over a period of a year to develop the script and perform a rehearsed play reading at Derby Theatre, the theme of LGBTQ themes within residential homes was further developed in award winning short film The Carer written and directed by Christine Parker.


A new theatre project about Dementia is currently being developed using verbatim text of people on the journey with Dementia and their carers, with particular emphasis on Black and Asian families.  


Giving Voice is currently at application stage seeking Arts & Humanities Research Council funding as part of a work package entitled Creative Ageing & Frailty with University of Derby. Anticipated delivery in 2021.

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