Tremolo is introduced through the eyes of Henry, a caring teenage boy. Like many young people who have just completed their A-levels, Harri is excited about the future: travelling through Europe by train with his friend, then going to University to pursue his dream of becoming a surgeon in neurology. But, at an instant, his world turns upside down when his mother is diagnosed with eFAD – an early onset Family Alzheimer's Disease. In terms of genetics, there is a 50% chance that he and Gwenllian, his younger sister, will also suffer from the condition in the future. We will find out about the impact of this cruel condition on family relationships, financial pressures, everyday life, and hope for the future.
Gareth Elis: Harri
Playwright: Lisa Parry
Director: Zoë Waterman
Composer and Harpist: Eira Lynn Jones
Editing and sound planning: Rhys Young for Hoot Studios
Dramatist and Assistant Director: Branwen Davies
Additional Music: Through Your Lygid Di, composed and performed by Yws Gwynedd
Alzheimer’s Research UK: https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org
Alzheimer’s Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
Tremolo is a podcast drama produced by Illumine Theatre in partnership with the Wales Gene Park and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society.