Blank Tiles (4 stars)

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Dylan Cole

Scrabble world champion, Austin Michaels (played by Dylan Cole) knew over 200,000 words. Then he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Since then Austin has been in a race against time to document his memories, his greatest achievements, before they fade from his mind forever. Let Austin tell you his story… if he can remember… 'Blank Tiles skillfully manages what so many shows fail to even approach: a seamless balance of humour, pathos and personal expression that is also desperately clever and faultlessly executed' ★★★★★ (

Age category: 14+

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Blank Tiles

24 Aug 20174 stars

Dylan Cole's nuanced portrait of life with Alzheimer's Disease is a tragicomic triumph

To the bombastic strains of an especially excited American-accented announcer, Austin Michaels takes centre stage. Despite the dramatic introduction, and his faintly movie star-ish name, the hero of Blank Tiles is a dowdy, unassuming figure. Shuffling…

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