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A Bit About Us

Smashing Mirrors Theatre is one of the UK's only dementia-awareness theatre companies.


Established in 2017, Smashing Mirrors is an East Yorkshire-based theatre company that is committed to creating dementia-awareness work, dementia-friendly work, and new small-scale musical theatre.


After a successful run of mental health musical 'The Loneliest Girl in the World' at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017, and subsequent mini-tour around the East Riding, the company developed a relationship with Hull New Theatre, to continue creating new musicals and issue-based theatre. 


The company has three times been recipients of funding from Arts Council England, and has also been funded by Hull City Council, The Smile Foundation, Beverley Building Society and Greggs amongst others. Previous work includes dementia-awareness musical "Three Emos", community dementia-awareness project "The Memory Project" and  local historical productions.

The company has worked with 'Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group' to become a Dementia-Friendly organisation, and all staff are trained to be dementia friends.

The company also often creates work around local history and has previously worked with Hull History Centre. 

Smashing Mirrors employs a variety of creatives, if you are interested in working with us, please contact us through our online form. 

Elizabeth Godber

Company Director

Elizabeth is a graduate of Hull University (BA Creative Writing and English) and the University of Leeds (MA Writing for Performance and Publication). She is currently a PhD student in poetry at the University of Hull.

Elizabeth is the resident director and writer of Smashing Mirrors Theatre, after identifying a need for outreach work in her local community. Since establishing the company, her dementia-awareness work has been seen by over 2000 people across the country.


Alongside Smashing Mirrors, she has had work commissioned by Channel 4 (Random Acts), Leeds Playhouse (M&S: Dressed in Time), and had work performed at Hope Mill Theatre, VAULTS Festival, BBC Upload Festival, ShowFace Festival, and BBC Radio 6.

She is passionate about work in the community and dementia-awareness, and was a trustee of the charity Dementia Friendly East Riding. 

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'a haunting and emotive piece of theatre with powerful relevance to today'


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