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The Stage Is Set For You To Perform In Edinburgh

The Stage Is Set For You To Perform In Edinburgh

Ever fancied getting up on stage and talking about your life? Well the BBC’s disability site Ouch! is offering potential performers the chance to do just that.

They are asking disabled people to send them their stories on the theme of ‘Going Out’ and those voted the best will be given the chance to work with a top comedy script producer and perform it in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. It will also be filmed by the BBC.

This is the third time Ouch! has hosted a similar event and many of those taking part had never appeared on stage before. They are also offering help with access, travel funding and accommodation.

Applications must be in by June 18. Interested? Find out more here.


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