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 fifteen 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 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.
These performances of Pericles at Riverside Studios in October 2021 are our first UK performances of the production and mark our return to performing live in a real space for autistic audiences.
Show running time 90 minutes.
Age recommendation: All ages 7+ are welcome
All participants and their families are welcome to join the cast for 30 minutes tea and biscuits after the performance in the foyer.
Tuesday 26 October 15.00
Wednesday 27 October 15.00
Thursday 28 October 15.00
Tickets £5 per family.
No online bookings. Booking by phone on 020 8237 1010 or at our box office.
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