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The Keepers

Ever wondered where all the messages in bottles end up? Or where all the released balloons with messages of love land?

Ever made a promise it was almost impossible to keep, where every possible obstacle that could appear, did appear?

The learning disabled actors from Full Circle have been working in collaboration with professional theatre director Vici Wreford-Sinnott on their latest production. The new piece explores what it’s like to have no voice and few choices, cleverly looking into the places we are given in society.

The actors were inspired by a book called No Going Back, where a group of learning disabled storytellers looked into the experiences of disabled people and wanted to tell the stories to make sure they weren’t forgotten. This really struck a chord with Full Circle actors and devisers, who are just the same, having spent nine years developing their own unique style of theatre and being committed to ensuring that learning disabled people are visible in both our communities and also in wider society.

The Keepers is set on a remote island and follows the stories of a group of people who have been sent to live there against their wishes. In spite of attempts to remove their dignity, the group forge a role for themselves, and become the keepers of hidden promises, of invisible truths, and of stories untold, and the piece speaks to the responsibility we all have to reveal unfairness and inequality in our local communities.

As ever, the piece is true to Full Circle’s signature style and is visually striking with a fantastic soundtrack.

The performance will be BSL interpreted 

This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, click here to find out more.

An ARC Cultural Shift Production in association with Little Cog.

Directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott.