Disability Theatre Company Take Audience Members On a Journey To Find Out How to Fall In Love
6 & 7 August 2013, Unity Theatre
People with learning disabilities are the stars of How To Fall In Love, a ground breaking new project from Liverpool disability theatre company RAWD and the Unity Theatre.
An hour-long love affair, the play uses ‘promenade theatre’ to take the audience on an adventure on the streets of Liverpool, encouraging participants who don’t know each other to get involved in the action.
Developed by Tim Jeeves, How to Fall in Love is RAWD’s most ambitious project to date. Tim says: ‘The idea is that audience members are paired with someone they don’t know and embark on a ‘date’ stopping at various locations along the way, with a finale piece at the end. I’ve done the project before on the streets of Brighton, but never with a disability group’Cast member Georgina is excited about the show: ‘I’ve been coming to the drama since the group started, I love performing on stage. The new show is about how to fall in love.’
With community centres across Merseyside being closed due to cuts, RAWD aims to help disabled people get involved in the arts, raising their confidence, self-esteem, and providing a vital lifeline to a group who otherwise may not get the opportunity to socialise.
Producer Graham Hicks, founder of RAWD says: ‘the group are great performers. To see them develop from week to week is a massive inspiration.’
How To Fall In Love
Date: 6 -7 August
Time: Start time 19.00, sessions begin every 20 minutes and are 1 hour long.
Ticket price: £9 (£7 concessions)
Booking: Contact Unity Theatre box office on: 0844 873 2888 to book a time slot. Last performance is at 20.40. Please note that this show is for over 18’s only.
Produced by Graham Hicks, developed by Tim Jeeves and performed by learning disability theatre company RAWD with additional direction from Michael Chapman.
For more information about RAWD visit www.rawdproject.co.uk
In partnership with community centres across Merseyside, Graham Hicks has produced a number of productions with RAWD; Dreams, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, I Remember, and radio play The Three Little Pigs.