A unique theatrical experience which genuinely puts the sense of play back into Shakespeare and is truly interactive. Flute Theatre is unique.
Lyn Gardner The Guardian ★★★★
Up to twelve autistic individuals become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on our stage. Their families or carers can join us in the circle or sit just behind to watch. The actors invite the participants to help them unravel Shakespeare’s story through sensory games which everyone plays together. Each performance is adapted to the specific needs of the participants, however complex they may be.
It was breath-taking, the way the actors adapted to incorporate what my autistic son was experiencing and communicating with his behaviour into the performance… they entered his world rather than demanding that he enter theirs… I could relax because my son was with people who really “got” him and understood how to work with autism. - Parent of participant
We performed Pericles for autistic individuals in Sweden, Poland and Romania in 2019. During the pandemic we adapted our shows in response to Covid-19 and delivered 976 online performances for the international autistic community across four continents and three languages. In October 2021 we returned to performing live at Riverside Studios.
These performances of Pericles at Riverside Studios in February 2022 are the continuation of Flute and Riverside’s commitment to creating inclusive theatre for the neuro-diverse community.
Show running time 90 minutes
All participants and their families are welcome to join the cast for 30 minutes tea and biscuits after the performance in the foyer.
Monday 14th February 14.00 Age limit 11+
Tuesday 15th February 10.30 Age limit 4-10
Tuesday 15th February 14.00 Age limit 11+
Wednesday 16th February 10.30 Age limit 4-10
Wednesday 16th February 14.00 Age limit 11+
Thursday 17th February 10.30 Age limit 4-10
Thursday 17th February 14.00 Age limit 11+
Friday 18th February 10.30 Age limit 4-10
Friday 18th February 14.00 Age limit 11+
Tickets £5 per family.
To book please CALL 0208 237 1000 (Riverside Box Office). No online bookings.
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