ART MOVES, the Angus charity formed to help local people with disabilities to realise their full potential through participation in the arts, is to present ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to an invited audience at Arbroath’s Webster Memorial Theatre today (Friday).
Now in its fourth successful year, Art Moves’ inspiring two-week drama project again explores Shakespeare with a group of adults with learning disabilities.
The summer drama project has continued to develop over the years with Art Moves employing theatre professionals to work with a group of individuals who are often marginalised and don’t have access to these stories. The success of the charity’s work dispels the myth that people with learning disabilities are unable to understand these complex stories.
Building on last year’s successful production of ‘Hamlet’ on the main stage of the Webster Memorial Theatre, this summer the members are exploring one of the greatest love stories ever told under the direction of award winning playwright John Binnie who has been joined for the event by designer/photographer Robin Mitchell.
John said: “This year’s production, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, a romantic tragedy of course, is a complete change from previous years but the cast have, as ever, excelled themselves and risen to the occasion.”
Partly funded by Angus Council and Montrose Rotary Club, Art Moves runs exhibitions, courses and workshops in art, drama and other related activities which help build up the confidence and communications skills of those taking part.