A multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities is coming to The Lowry as part of a 59 date tour.

The production, Home, has been devised by Frozen Light theatre company specifically for teenage and adult audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

The play follows Scarlet and Olive in a world that is not how they remember it. Where are they now and where is their home? The pair must learn how to survive and create a future together in an environment that is full of surprises. Will the stars shine on this unexpected friendship? And how will they face the challenges that lie ahead?

Frozen Light launched in 2013 as a response to the lack of offering for audiences with complex needs, and aims to give people what may be their first visit to a mainstream theatre venue.  Co–artistic director Amber Onat Gregory said ‘We want to enable people who rarely attend high street arts venues to experience the theatre. With this tour, we hope to reach as many people with PMLD as possible.’

Lucy Garland, Frozen Light’s other co-artistic director, added ‘By putting accessible theatre into theatre venues rather than centres or homes we hope to increase the visibility of people with PMLD and create activities for them to access within their local community.’

Performing to an intimately sized audience, the three-strong cast accompanies the audience from the foyer into the performance space, ensuring a smooth transition into the theatre environment.

One-to-one interactions with the audience include singing directly to an audience member and offering props to be touched and closely examined. Specially composed music is integrated throughout the performance.

Home is performed at The Lowry on 3 and 4 March at 11am and 1pm.

image courtesy JMA Photography