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HOME by Frozen Light visits Interplay

03 Feb 2017, Posted by Harriet Meeuwissen-True in Community, Theatre, Venue

Frozen Light theatre company bring Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) to the Interplay Theatre in Leeds for two shows only on 1 March as part of an extensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales. This is the most ambitious tour yet for the company that was specifically formed to create new work for those with complex disabilities, taking in 59 dates (most with 2 performances a day) at 41 venues.

Exploring a new and unknown world, Home immerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery.

The play follows Scarlet and Olive in a world that is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? The pair must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?

Frozen Light devised this accessible and inclusive production especially for teenagers and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

‘a very sophisticated, caringly crafted mixture of music and other sensory elements. Fresh, artless and above all unthreatening and rather magical’ Herald ★★★★ (The Forest)

For many in the audience this will be their first time in a mainstream theatre venue. Frozen Light co-artistic director Amber Onat Gregory said ‘We want to enable people who rarely attend high street arts venues to experience the theatre. With this tour, we hope to reach as many people with PMLD as possible.’

Performing to an intimately sized audience, the three-strong cast accompanies the audience from the foyer into the performance space, ensuring a smooth transition into the theatre environment.

‘(The Forest) shows the real power of theatre to inspire, entertain and change’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

One-to-one interactions with the audience include singing directly to an audience member and offering props to be touched and closely examined. Specially composed music is integrated throughout the performance.

‘The palpable joy of the audience, many witnessing live performance in a theatre environment for the first time is a wonder to behold.’ Sarah Holmes, Chief Executive, New Wolsey Theatre.

Please get in touch with Harriet if you would like more information or to book:
0113 263 8556
harriet@interplaytheatre.co.uk

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