Living Without Fear
Written by William Jessop, Director: Peter Clerke, Choreography: Jo Harris
Third tour AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING for October 2013
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One of the most powerful performances seen in Winchester for many years... moving… poignant... startling...wonderful. (The Hampshire Chronicle)
'A profoundly moving and challenging production. It deserves to be seen by a wide audience.’ - Professor Lord Alton
'The play is remarkable at so many different levels – it is genuinely a prophetic work'Revd Canon David Williams
Developed in partnership with Hampshire police, Living Without Fear is an hour long touring production which presents the real story of what is happening in the lives of people with learning disabilities today.
Six actors with learning disabilities from Hampshire’s award-winning Blue Apple Theatre company, provide an authentic voice in tackling difficult issues around disability hate crime, bullying, fear and problems being understood and challenge us to think about our collective and individual responsibilities.
How do we want to be judged?
How can we help vulnerable people live safely and without fear?
How do we listen where words are few and stories are incomplete?
Public and professional people of all ages, abilities, disabilities and backgrounds should see this and add their voice to the debate about issues which will eventually affect us all.
Living Without Fear raises important questions where there may not be easy answers. Most of all we hope this production will encourage everyone to take people with learning disability seriously and to listen and at least investigate if alarm bells ring in your head – for, yes, disability hate crime does happen.
Everyone has the right to live without fear.
The production – fully self-contained, with lights and sound – is designed to play
in a wide variety of spaces, both theatre and non-theatre, including art centres,
schools, day centres, police stations, conferences and community venues.
Living Without Fear has been created by Blue Apple’s Core Company in collaboration with the writer William Jessop, choreographer Jo Harris and director Peter Clerke. It adds Blue Apple’s unique voice to the Mencap national campaign on Disability Hate Crime.
This is a show for everyone,regardless of their perceived abilities or disabilities, including professionals who have a duty of care, parents, teachers, and members of the public.
WHAT PEOPLE SAID:
"I've seen the production twice now and it still makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck and leaves me prickling" Head Teacher
“One of the most valuable experiences we gave our students all year" Teacher
“shocking..incredibly powerful... moving....very impressive....leaves you thinking what shall I do?” Chaplain
“It's important to raise awareness, now we can look out for it and can do something about it" Teenager
“It was incredible...thank you... I was so proud" Person with a learning disability
“made a great impact on those present“ Audience member
“produced exactly the open discussion that was desired from this piece. I think the majority of the audience were stunned by the ability of the young actors and actresses“ Social Care professional