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Review From Julie McNamara

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We Received tehfollowing review of the show from Julie McNamara, who is a much respected theatre maker and arts practioner( http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/rfo/julie-mcnamara/ and www.juliemc.com ):

This is an extraordinary production, really well researched and very carefully thought through to ensure actors with learning difficulties retain creative control. I loved every minute of it. The audience’s engagement moved from wonderment, curiosity to glee. It’s so subversive. This kind of public event in the midst of a family day out at one of the monuments to British tourism has the capacity to change social attitudes, raise the profile of disabled actors and artists and take us back to the revered position that ‘innocents’ or ‘natural fools’ most certainly enjoyed during the reign of King Henry VIII. Food for thought! Well done to all involved.

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Succesful project conclusion

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We returned from Hampton Courton Wednesday having completed four days of performances before the public and two especially for school groups.

The sense of play which the actors had and the professional approach they brought to the work were both incredible and the shows went down extremely well. All the feedback we have had so far have been very positive indeed.

As well as the performancesHampton Courtorganised two conferences, or symposiums, while we were there. On Thursday 6th for professional historians and on Friday 7th for Museum, heritage and disability arts professionals. Both of these were really successful and all the people who cam to them also saw the actors’ performances. The feedback from these two groups was very positive indeed.

 

We now have to look at all the feedback from everyone who filled out one of our questionnaires and also fromHampton Courtand the Wellcome Trust – who jointly funded the production.

Meanwhile, the video of the event should be available online soon. For the moment enjoy the pictures in the gallery.

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Day Four

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Day Three at Hampton Court

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We have not been able to blog for the first two days because we couldn’t get online, but now here we are at day three.

Everyone is really glad to be back and the shows are really exciting – the audiences are realy enjoying the shows and the performances are very popular.
The Presentations in the Great Hall are also going well and the video crew were in the Palace yesterday, so watch this site for the video when it is edited. You can view the photos from day three in the gallery

Meanhile, there is still a day left to see the work at Hampton Court. See you there tomorrow.

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