Project: Pericles Theatre Company
We work with professional artists, people with disabilities and volunteers to create colourful and entertaining theatre productions together.
Pericles Theatre Company is, first of all, about us.
It is another opportunity to meet each other and to better discover who we really are.
As the art of dialogue and fine observation, theatre is a chance to open us up to the miracle of life.
Through games and simple exercises which stimulate our attention and improve our coordination, we make the first steps on a long and joyful journey.
And we are not abashed by our modest tasks: to be on our feet, to see with our own eyes, to hear with our own ears… These modest tasks are fundamental to learning at any theatre school in the world.
Every so often we like to show our work in front of an audience and… most of all, we like to bow in front of them, which means:
It was for you!
Theatre is an effective learning tool often used to communicate, and to provoke reactions to, important local and global issues. Our intention and proven track record as a theatre company is to fully implement this fact.
We work to integrate people with special needs into the local community. Our goal is for the people taking part to learn to express themselves more fully and build up confidence.
We work to create an environment where they can learn new skills which will aid them to become more self-assured in supporting themselves and realising their strengths and how much they have to offer.
We want to promote a better understanding of the needs that people with learning disabilities often face in fitting into this society.
Ultimately we work to showcase the talents they have and highlight the real contribution that they can and do make to their community.
By creating and presenting these productions with our students, a form is provided which connects them profoundly and life-changingly to essential relationships and values. Working together in the very process of co-ordinated theatre, the benefits are manifold – both tangible and intangible.
See a video about our production, The Flying Ship
Our next production is:
The Enchanted Pig
A poor and lonely old couple, desperate to have a child, adopt a pig…
This is a quirky Romanian folk tale about the overcoming of obstacles; about the true joy that can only come as the fruit of great suffering.
It is a play about transformation, about shedding the misfitting outer skin to reveal the beauty inside. It is about growing up and learning the patience to go through many difficult ordeals before you can achieve wisdom and finally arrive at your desired destination.
This will be a play for children and adults.