THIS IS ME is a personal insight into the lives of 16 performers, all members of the Royal Exchange Elders Company. Created with director Andrew Barry and playwright Zodwa Nyoni THIS IS ME is part theatre, part happening.

This Is MeCombining storytelling and poetry, the voices of the Elders will take over the Royal Exchange Great Hall as they share their stories, passions, hopes and feelings – all to give a glimpse into who they are, where they have come from and what they care about in the world today.

Join us in the Great Hall café on Wednesday 18 November from 6.00pm – no need to book, just come along, it's completely free.

The Royal Exchange Elders Company is for everyone aged 60+ who wants to feel connected to new people and ideas, develop performance skills and make boundary-pushing theatre that challenges negative stereotypes of ageing. 

"I am not the same person who joined The Elders on that very first day. Nothing else I do in my activities or, indeed, have done in the past has brought my new found confidence I am now experiencing. I want to shout from the rooftops, ‘look out world, here I come. And if I can do it, so can you." Elders' Company Member

For more information about our Elders Company, please click here.