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Curious Shoes

Curious Shoes is a collaborative performance made for people living with dementia, their loved ones and those who care for them. Alongside being one of the performers I composed the music for the show and was musical director for two tours around Scotland, highlands, islands and central belt.

Curious Shoes was created by the wonderful Magdalena Schamberger and came out of her experience running Hearts and Minds.

You can read a lot more about the project on the detailed case study on her website here:

Curious Shoes provides an opportunity for somebody with dementia to share the experience of seeing a piece of high-quality theatre, without it being a stressful or worrying experience. It offers a chance to be creative, to be seen and to be heard.

...and the gorgeous quality of Nicolette Macleod’s music, which ranges from quiet accompaniment to exquisite songs, both new and familiar.
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, reviewing Curious Shoes
Macleod in particular contributed some genuinely touching songs, both as singer and musician—some new, others familiar and echoed among the audience.
Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby, reviewing Curious Shoes
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