Blue Apple Theatre
The cast of Blue Apple's show, The Tempest
© Photo by: Blue Apple Theatre 2019; Photographer Mike Hall
Founded in 2005, Blue Apple has steadily grown to become one of the most well-known theatre companies that supports performers with learning disabilties in the UK.
Blue Apple has an established portfolio of more than 30 productions following its mission to make classic plays and stories accessible to people with learning disabilities, as well as mirroring that accessibility to a wider audience to open up new ways of appreciating the universal meanings within the stories.
As well as developing drama productions Blue Apple works extensively in dance, as well as producing films that are particularly themed around issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities.
Although based in Winchester, the charity’s programme of participatory sessions is expanding throughout Hampshire, and its most established performance company tours nationally and, recently, internationally. Whilst utilising the theatre arts to help develop personal skills and integration into the wider community, Blue Apple nurtures creative ambition for performers with learning disabilities within its current framework that offers a variety of levels of skills development, including at career-level.
Duration: 105 minutes
Description: Telling Shakespeare’s tale with clarity and simplicity, this is the classic story of love, magic and treachery featuring fairies, beasts and gods – but you should expect a twist on the traditional. Featuring theatre, dance, puppetry and film, and told with Blue Apple’s trademark wit and charm.
People on road: 15
Freight details: Production features revolving set - packs down into Luton van
Workshops, post performance discussions, residencies - for local community groups, community support organisations, academics and other cultural organisations