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Orange Tree Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre

Play, Tue 25 Oct - Fri 4 Nov 2016


Orange Tree Theatre

020 8940 3633


1 Clarence Street,

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For young people with autism and their families
Fifteen children on the spectrum become the participants for each performance, sitting with six actors in a circle on the floor around a painted floor cloth, which represents Prospero’s island. The children’s families sit just behind them on an outer circle of chairs. The actors invite the children to join them on the island as the story unfolds through sensory games, which the children and actors play together.
Although the games and the narrative remain the same for each performance, the show is completely different every time depending on the nature of the children and young people who attend. The almost immediate emergence that so many of the children experience through playing the games within the transformative space of this theatrical experience is overwhelming

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Dates Times
Tue 25 Oct - Fri 4 Nov 2016


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Map reference: TQ 181753  Lat: 51.46458 Long: -0.30127

The Orange Tree Theatre is situated in the heart of Richmond just two minutes from Richmond Station.
As you leave the Station cross the road and turn right, the Theatre is 50 meters down the road. You will see the Theatre’s orange and white rehearsal rooms ahead and also the Orange Tree pub on your left hand side.
Tube: District Line to Richmond Station.
Train: South West Trains and Silverlink to Richmond Station.
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Bus: 65, 90, 190, 290, 391, R68, R70, H22, 371, R61 and N9 (night bus) all stop at Richmond Station. 33, 337, 415, R69 also stop in central Richmond.

Parking: with charge


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