Flute Theatre, who make work especially for young people with Autism and their families, return to the Orange Tree after last year’s inspiring performances of The Tempest.
Up to fifteen children on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. The children’s families or carers sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium. The actors invite the participants to help them unravel Shakespeare’s story through sensory games which the children and actors play together. Although the games and the narrative remain the same for each performance, the show is completely different every time depending on the nature of the young people who attend.
For ages 10+
“My daughter loved it! She was apprehensive at first but over time, she became involved and her confidence grew. She is still talking about it and describes it as ‘amazing’ to people she meets.” Parent of participant, October 2016
The Orange Tree Theatre is wheelchair accessible and the performance is suited to every young person with ASD, including
those who are entirely non-verbal.
All participants and their families are welcome to join the cast for tea and biscuits after the performance.