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  • Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    A Sheffield Theatres’ scheme to get disabled people involved in theatre work has proved to be a great success with live performances taking place at a popular Yorkshire venue.Several of those involved on the courses – both on the teaching and being taught sides – were Sheffield-based, including our very own Disability Sheffield news volunteer, John Quinn.

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  • Under The Stars and On Stage

    Under The Stars and On Stage

    Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

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  • Interested in a Career in Theatre?

    Interested in a Career in Theatre?

    Sheffield Theatres is co-hosting three introductory courses for deaf and disabled people who are interested in pursuing careers in directing, producing and writing. The free courses are aimed at people right at the beginning of their careers, and no previous experience is necessary. The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022 .

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  • Can you Supply Splints For Stage Production?

    Can you Supply Splints For Stage Production?

    Do you have a set of spare leg splints? If so they could be used as props in a forthcoming play. Kate Martinwood, an actress based in Sheffield, has received Arts Council funding to research and develop ‘Life Of Ryan’, a comedy with a strong element of dance with performers including a professional disabled dancer and three non-disabled actors all of whom are locally based. Kate is a carer herself to her disabled son Ryan.

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  • Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    Sheffield Theatres Launchpad Project Returns

    The Launchpad project, designed to help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism develop skills in drama and performance, is back and looking for new recruits. Organised by Sheffield Theatres, it gives participants the opportunity to work with professionals to develop their performance skills in weekly workshops building skills in areas such as improvisation, storytelling and movement , working together to create a performance for the Crucible Studio theatre. The deadline for applications is Friday 21 February.

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  • Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    The Merlin is proud to present the opening of ‘Fading into Nothingness ‘ on January 17th, 18th and 19th written by Theo Griffiths, a former student of Freeman College. ‘Fading into Nothingness’ is a short play about a Sheffield family torn apart by grief and how they cope with their teenage son, Zack (played by Theo) who is autistic and already struggling in mainstream school.

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  • All Change At The Theatre

    All Change At The Theatre

    Spectrum Theatre, an integrated theatre group in Sheffield which contains both autistic and non-autistic members, is holding a performance of its latest play this weekend called All Change. The Performance is on Saturday 21st September at 7.30 at the Merlin Theatre in Nether Edge.

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  • Sheffield Theatres' Launchpad Project Returns

    The Launchpad Project, designed to help adults with learning disabilities and/or autism develop skills in drama and performance, is back and looking for new recruits. Organised by Sheffield Theatres, it gives participants the opportunity to work with professionals to develop their performance skills and devise a performance all of their own. Auditions this year are on Thursday 28th March, and the deadline for applications is Friday 1st February .

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  • A Wide Spectrum Of Talents For Christmas Musical

    Spectrum Theatre Company, an integrated group which contains both autistic and neurotypical talents has launched its Christmas show – a musical entitled Sterling Silver, which is set in Sheffield almost a century ago and tells the story of how buffer girl, Lizzie, and Daniel, heir to Thornton’s cutlery, fall for each other at a time when such things aren’t supposed to happen.

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  • Access Event

    Sheffield Theatres’ are holding an Access Event on Tuesday 27 June from 3.30pm until 5.00pm at the Crucible Theatre.

    Sheffield Theatres event for individuals and groups who use Audio Description, Captioning or Sign Language services to get to know the venues at Sheffield Theatres. They will be holding familiarisation tours in the Lyceum and Crucible accompanied by Audio Describers, BSL Interpreters and live captioning.

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