Set up in 2005, Living Book Theatre Company is made up entirely of actors with learning disabilities who all share a passion for performance.
Living Book rehearse and perform at St Thomas Cantilupe School in Hereford. They rehearse in blocks of five or six weeks, depending on school term times.
Productions have included:
The Little Match Girl, performed for the pupils of St Thomas Cantilupe, and the families and carers of people supported by Affinity Trust.
Grim and Grimmer – an anarchic re-telling of some of our best-loved fairy tales.
A potted version of A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream for local schools, devised by the actors under the direction of writer and director Lyndsay Maples.
We’ll Meet Again, a musical about life on the home front during the 1940s, performed as part of Herefordshire’s Disability Positive Week. It was so well-received that the group gave a second performance at Hereford United Football Club’s Starlite Rooms.
The Complete History of England (part one) – a light-hearted take on English history, funded by English Heritage, who brought the company to St Martin’s Church in Birmingham’s Bullring.
A Christmas Carol, performed at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford. Jack, who played Scrooge, said: “I’m a good actor and Scrooge is a great character”.
Watch Living Book perform We’ll Meet Again:
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