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November 29th 2016. Reviewed by Jerome Corby

mark smith as king lear

There can be few things more rewarding in life than delivering a night of theatre that captivates an audience as fully as Run of The Mill Theatre did tonight. A packed house was witness to a superb reworking of the great tragedy of King Lear. I dare say Shakespeare would have been

While Selective Mutism is not a concept that is familiar to all, it requires a positive, sensitive and practical approach. Here, Nicola Kealy finds a text that gives much food for thought when seeking an understanding of the issue…

This book is written from a personal perspective, and is very accessible for anyone with an interest in Selective Mutism (SM). Spread out over seventeen chapters, the book is full of insightful stories by people with SM.

Veronica Crosbie and Ana Wardell review a striking theatre experience at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun, involving service users from St. Michael’s House, Dublin.

Poignant, beautiful, lyrical: these are words that come to mind when recalling Love | Loss | Life, an ensemble piece which ran in early November at the Axis Theatre, Ballymun, Dublin, starring users of St Michael’s House Service Dublin, and directed by Nicola Kealy of Rhythm Room, whose mission is making theatre accessible to all.

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Please support this great show!

Rhythm Room are fundraising for our new show Love Loss Life at this link And we really need your help to make it go all the way......

Anita Stefańska, PhD, University of Poznań, Poland discusses the benefits of drama and theatre in education for people with intellectual disability

Boosting resourcefulness and optimism in people with disabilities, by highlighting their independence and involvement in the creative process, is one of the objectives of the author's concept of the theatre therapy named Theatre of Thought.

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Marc Leech, Thomas Nugent, Kevin Brady, Pat Reid, Carmel Farrell, Linda McGee, Triona Maloney, Cassandra Farrell, Breda McHugh, Joe Mimnagh, Francis O'Brien, Phillip Gray Photo By Shelley Corcoran

St Christopher’s Services (Longford) and their theatre group ‘The Green Shoots’ have come second in the AbleVision International short film festival which was held in Drogheda on 29 March 2014 in the Droichead Arts Centre. Films from as far as Argentina, Ethiopia, England and even further reached the final nineteen. Brighton in England was the eventual winner with their production of ‘The Sea’, so it was a great honour for ‘Green Shoots’ to come second in such a fantastic line-up of short films...

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Zoe Hughes reviews a production which gives a creative outlet for those with a disability.

On 25-26 July, a unique, wonderful and completely sold-out production took to the stage in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Smock Alley has played host to many wonderful productions, but this one was slightly different. It was the culmination of two years of hard work for the members of The RhythmRoom Theatre company—a company that includes actors both with and without disabilities coming together to create something unique...

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Derek McNamara, Damien McLoughlin and Jane Fitzpatrick from STEP and City Gate in Dublin went to see Branching Out, an original show by the Inside Out Project in association with the Connect People Network.

On 4 November 2012, staff of STEP and City Gate in County Dublin and some of the men and women they support attended the Inside Out performance of their original show entitled Branching out in the Smock Alley theatre...

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Ability West’s Team Adult Day Service, Tuam, took part in the Irish Performing Arts Festival (IPAF) in Cork this year for the fourth time. The IPAF is about creativity, inclusion, collective and individual experience and the arts. It provides opportunities for artists from all backgrounds to share skills and develop relationships. The IPAF showcases the outstanding talents and abilities of people with intellectual disability and autism...