Leicester’s Curve Theatre will host three free performances of Bamboozle Theatre Company’s Moon Song to audiences on 1 February.
Curve have partnered with Remploy to offer assistance to young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) who are making the often difficult transition from childhood to adulthood.
Curve’s Chief Executive Chris Stafford said that he is looking forward to welcoming special needs schools and SEND practitioners from Leicester to the performances.
“Following the success of our recent Relaxed and Dementia Friendly performances of Oliver! our commitment to making theatre accessible to all is stronger than ever, said Chris.
“We are thrilled to be working with Remploy to stage these performances of Bamboozle’s Moon Song for young people with SEND.
“It’s really important to us that Curve is renowned as a theatre where everyone can engage with the arts.”
Moon Song is an enchanting space themed Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) production which tells the story of Megan who falls asleep and dreams of travelling to the moon. The production is carefully designed and tailored to accommodate the wide range of abilities within the autistic spectrum.
Remploy Chief Executive Beth Carruthers said: “I am delighted that we are sponsoring these performances because it is important that we support and encourage young people in education to prepare and indeed look forward to moving into employment.
“We work with schools, local organisations and the Government to inspire young people to get a job, which can have a transformational impact on their lives.”
The performances are not only targeted to those with SEND and their families but also to those working in education, health care, social care and the voluntary sector.
The performances will be filmed by local company ImageNova which will also be distributed free of charge to SEND services, school and practitioners across the county and afar later this year.
The three performances are part of a series of activities hosted at Curve leading up to the Local Offer Live event which takes place at Curve on Wednesday 3 February.
For more information visit: http://www.curveonline.co.uk