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Mia, Daughters of Fortune – Live Art Bistro, Leeds

Director: Joyce Nga Yu Lee Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Mind the Gap returns with Mia, Daughters of Fortune after last year’s successful production, Contained. Mind the Gap, a Bradford based disability Theatre Company, explores issues through the eyes of performers who have learning disabilities. Mia, Daughters of Fortune features four performers who explore learning disability and parenthood. It is about Mia ...

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NEWS: There’s Hijinx at Cardiff Airport thanks to Arts & Business Cymru’s 100th Investment

An initiative that will see staff at Cardiff Airport being trained by actors with learning disabilities to help improve their communications skills is the 100th project to benefit from a funding injection by Arts & Business (A&B) Cymru’s CultureStep programme. The forward-thinking scheme will see 20 members of the Airport’s security staff undergoing training with six learning disabled actors from ...

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The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel – The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

Writer and Director: Esther Simpson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel is a bold choice for Birmingham Hippodrome’s first in-house production. The theatre has had a long-standing relationship with co-producers Open Theatre Company – one of the region’s leading promoters of Learning Disabled Arts – and this production boasts a cast and crew drawn from BecauseWeCanCanCan, a learning-disabled company ...

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Our Country’s Good – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer: Timberlake Wertenbaker  Director: Fiona Buffini Reviewer: Molly Richardson  Inspired by true stories and based on Thomas Kenally’s novel The Playmaker, Our Country’s Good transports the audience to 1787 for a powerful comedic drama about the harsh realities that convicts and slaves faced in the 1700s. After sailing over 700 of them to Australia, they are kept as prisoners with ...

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Bastard Jones – The Cell Theater, New York

(Bastard Jones) (the cell) (NYC) (c)Carol Rosegg

Book: Marc Acito Music: Amy Engelhardt Lyrics: Marc Acito & Amy Engelhardt Writer: Henry Fielding Director: Marc Acito Reviewer: Robert Price Tom Jones is a sex symbol of 1749, and the star of one of the first (and funniest) novels ever written, The History of Tom Jones. In the new musical adaptation, the lights come up on Tom and Molly ...

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