Oh Yes They Did!

On Wednesday a group of clients went to the Nottingham Playhouse to see a performance of the Pantomime, Cinderella.

It may be coming towards the end of the run but for the clients it was a great experience! There were lots of jokes, dancing, music and drama. We were made to feel especially welcome by some of the adjustments made, as the performance was specially designed for people with additional needs including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to enjoy.

A visual story with widgit signs had kindly been created by the Playhouse with the help of Nottingham Mencap. It included a fantastic guide to the storyline which helped our clients understand the plot.

Support Worker Elle said “It was a really fun experience and well worth going to!” Our client Jake said “Cinderella was a wonderful show…it was entertaining and we had fun singing along with the crowd and shouting IT’S BEHIND YOU!”

Thanks to Nottingham Playhouse for a lovely time.

Another new experience!

On Tuesday 3 October a group of our clients went to Nottingham Council House for a special workshop to mark Nottingham’s bid to be European City of Culture in 2023.

Run by Nonsuch Theatre in conjunction with Nottingham 2023, our clients learnt about and practiced the traditional Indian dance of Kathak.

Our Support Worker, Elle, who was also at the Workshop said “It was an excellent opportunity for our performing arts group to experience a new style of dance whilst also learning historical and cultural facts. Everybody had a great time.”

We would like to thank Nonsuch Theatre for giving our clients the opportunity to participate in a new and exciting experience.