Groundbreaking show for PMLD audiences coming to Newcastle
Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities coming to Northern Stage as part of 59 date tour.
Exploring a new and unknown world, Homeimmerses audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in a multi-sensory story of discovery. Frozen Light devised this accessible and inclusive production especially for teenagers and adults with PMLD.
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?
‘a very sophisticated, caringly crafted mixture of music and other sensory elements. Fresh, artless and above all unthreatening and rather magical’ Herald ★★★★ (The Forest)
‘(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.
Susan Elkin, (of The Stage) on seeing a preview commented ‘Home is powerful piece of theatre about loss, separation, fear, loneliness, reconciliation, hope and rebuilding relationships – human life, in fact. These are all things that matter just as much to people with PMLD as much as they do to anyone else.’
Lucy Garland, Frozen Light’s other co-artistic director, added ‘By putting accessible theatre into theatre venues rather than centres or homes we hope to increase the visibility of people with PMLD and create activities for them to access within their local community.’
Home by Frozen Light
Unique and immersive multi-sensory theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities
22 May 1.30pm & 6pm,
£5.50 additional carers