We regularly participate in research with Keele University and other Higher Education Institutions exploring the impact of creativity on individuals and the community as a whole. Here are 10 links to publications which explore the work of Ages and Stages further. If you would like to contact us about your own research or would like further information about the books and articles below, we would like to hear from you.

2019 ‘Late-life creativity: assessing the value of theatre in later life’, (Bernard, M. and Rickett, M.), Chapter 7 (pp.101-13) in D. Amigoni and G. McMullan (eds) Creativity in Later Life: Beyond Late Style, London: Routledge. Download publication.

2018 ‘Ages and Stages’: creative participatory research with older people’, (Bernard, M., Rezzano, J. & the ‘Ages and Stages Company’), Chapter 2 (pp. 43-64) in A. Goulding, B. Davenport and A. Newman (eds) Resilience and Ageing: creativity, culture and community, Bristol: Policy Press. Download publication.

2018 ‘The place of theatre in representations of ageing’, (Bernard, M., Amigoni, D., Basten, R., Munro, L., Murray, M., Reynolds, J., Rezzano, J. and Rickett, M.), Chapter 15 (pp. 285-306) in A. Walker (ed) The New Science of Ageing, Vol 2, Bristol: Policy Press. Download publication.

2017 ‘The Cultural Value of Older People’s Experiences of Theater-making: A Review’, The Gerontologist, 57(2): e1–e26, (Bernard, M. & Rickett, M.). Published online, 6 July 2016: https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw093.

2016 ‘Ageing, Drama and Creativity: translating research into practice’, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 37(3): 307-28, (Reynolds, J., Bernard, M., Rezzano, J. and Rickett, M.). Published online: 23 February 2016: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2016.1152267.

2015 ‘Theatre and Ageing’, (Bernard, M. and Munro, L.), Chapter 8 (pp. 61-68) in J. Twigg and W. Martin (eds) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Oxford: Routledge. Download publication.

2015 ‘Ages and Stages: the place of theatre in the lives of older people’, Ageing and Society, 35(6): 1119-1145, (Bernard, M., Rickett, M., Amigoni, D., Munro, L., Murray, M. & Rezzano, J.). Published online, 10 March 2014: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X14000038.

2014 Ages and Stages: the cultural value of older people’s experiences of theatre making, (Bernard, M., Rezzano, J and the ‘Ages & Stages Company’), Swindon: the Arts & Humanities Research Council, 67pp. Download publication.

2014 Ageing, Drama and Creativity: a critical review, (Rickett, M. and Bernard, M.), Swindon: the Arts & Humanities Research Council, 61pp. Download publication.

2012 Ages and Stages, brochure (20pp), to accompany the performances of Our Age, Our Stage. Download publication.

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