News: Into The Light premieres at the @ShermanTheatre in Cardiff on the 15 February 2019

A Hijinx (Wales) and Teatro La Ribalta (Bolzano) production in association with Frantic Assembly in partnership with Sherman Theatre (Cardiff) and Danza Mobile (Seville)unnamed

Hijinx and Teatro La Ribalta’s Into The Light is a daring physical theatre production about the right to be seen and heard, performed by those we need to see and hear.

  • Into The light premieres at the Sherman theatre in Cardiff on the 15 February 2019 prior to touring England, Wales and Italy in March and April 2019.
  • Directed by BAFTA nominated director/co-founder of Frantic Assembly, Scott Graham and Krista Vuori.
  • The international cast includes neurotypical and learning disabled actors from Wales, Italy and Spain.
  • Hijinx are Wales’ leading inclusive theatre company. Their mission is to create provocative, challenging contemporary theatre with brilliant collaborators – always including those who have a learning disability or are neurodivergent.

Into The Light is a powerful piece of Physical Theatre that has been devised by the company over the last three years. It explores the bittersweet attraction of the spotlight, and our constant desire for interaction and connection through social media. What does it mean to be in the light? Why do we strive for a presence and a need to be understood?

Featuring an inclusive cast of nine performers from three European countries, this show seeks to bring exposure to unique capabilities of neurodivergent and Down’s Syndrome performers.

Scott Graham witnessed first-hand the unique capabilities of Hijinx actors having led a residency course for them in 2013. Scott said “This is an emotive, honest and touching show where the performers will confound your expectations. It will blow your socks off.

“The diverse cast may not all share the same spoken language, but they all have a commonality in being able to tell a story and connect with the audience. This unique show reminds us that there’s a risk in stepping out into the limelight but that we all need to be acknowledged. We need to know that we’re alive.”

Into The Light, an exhilarating, beautiful and bold evening of entertainment, is supported by Arts Council Wales, Lottery Funding, Welsh Government, Arts Council England, Frantic Assembly and Sherman Theatre.

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