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Evolve
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“Evolve” is an immersive multi-sensory show crafted for children and young people with autism and complex learning needs.

The audience go on a journey and meet Spin and Twirl who help them discover the cosmos. They help Twirl find the answers to her quest. Working with special educational consultants, the piece has been carefully designed from set, costumes, movement, music and script to engage with our audiences. 

As a co-creation piece, the initial stages has taken place in schools during the pandemic to understand the key element to create highly engaging theatre. 

Social stories and Information packs are provided prior to the event to ensure all audiences feel safe and secure. 

The play follows the interstellar cosmic journey of Spin and Twirl which captures young minds with opportunities to drink tea, smell fresh herbs, push and pull through space. Performed by the talented Jasmine Ward.  The sublime music has been composed and performed by the renowed Sitar Musician, Sheema Mukerjee. Her knowledge of natural perfumery has been featured throughout the piece to evoke all of the senses. 

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Written by Debbie Bandara and David Freedman

 

Directed by Debbie Bandara

 

SPIN performed by Jasmine Ward

 

TWIRL  performed by Sheema Mukherjee

 

Design by David Freedman

 

Costume by Holly Chandler

 

Technical Design by David Freedman

 

Music by Sheema Mukherjee

 

Choreography by Debbie Bandara

 

Perfumes by Sheema Mukherjee

 

Special Educational Needs Consultant by Nikki Hallam, Springfield Special School.

 

Photography by Tom Rout

 

Editor and Assistant Producer Dee Kalakoti

 

Video by Tom Rout

 

Illustration by Will Lee

 

Graphic Design by Will Lee

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Mr Sarkisson, Teacher, The Kingsway School

“Having had theatre and live art taken away for so long recently has made us all appreciate it so much. It was a pleasure to have you visit Kingsway and be able to perform the show for our students. Most of them haven't experienced live theatre before. Covid aside, the social rules and expected behaviours of visiting the theatre - time restrictions, busy crowds, sitting quietly etc -  mean it's something that is often inaccessible for them.” 

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 “Outstanding child-centred performance work” - British Theatre Guide

 

 

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“A truly wonderful theatrical and multi-sensory experience “ - Number 9 Reviews