Play in a Week – inclusive theatre rehearsed over a week

Strictly Come Shakespeare directed by Brandon McGuire

Workshops every day Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2016

Performances 30 July at 7.30, 31 July at 2.30

Tickets ; £12

“Our specially commissioned play for 2016 is “Strictly Come Shakespeare” – where, in the year of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, a modern TV classic comes over all Shakespearian!

Play In A Week is an annual week-long fully inclusive project, now in its 18th year, which enables actors with learning and/or physical  disabilities to enjoy the magic and benefits of participating in a theatre show and putting on public performances. “

Play In A Week 2016 production

Play In A Week 2016 production

Starting on a Monday morning each July, between 40 and 50 enthusiastic and talented participants and a raft of volunteer helpers, along with a team of specialist professionals start work at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley.

The actors work hard everyday throughout the week to rehearse, learning lines, songs and dance routines from scratch.  There are no “limitations” on who can be an actor at Play In A Week.  Everyone is welcome regardless of disability.  All we require is that people come along with enthusiasm, energy and team spirit, and are able to attend every day in order to learn their parts and be an equal part of the Company.


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There are lots of ways in which you can get involved to volunteer at Play In A Week and have some fun helping put on the show!

During the rehearsal week itself, and for the performances, we need helpers to support our participants in a range of ways:  Assistance with script reading and learning lines, mobility, transport, having lunch and refreshments, learning dance routines, making quick costume changes, remembering cues and entrances.

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