Downs with Love

Professional

They told me that I should have told them I have Downs.

Why? What difference does that make?”

 “Downs With Love” explores the subject of love and disability and challenges us to consider what we view to be “acceptable”. Can we accept seeing a couple – one of whom has Down’s and the other does not? Do we understand the complexities and issues surrounding love and disability? The play has been written around the performers and especially with Abi Brydon, the central actor. Cutting Edge Theatre have worked with Abi, taking her own feelings, challenges and experiences growing up with Down’s and creating a very real, moving performance around her.

“Downs With Love” tells the story of Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome. She lives a very independent life, has her routines and lives simply but happily. She is helped by a new support worker, Tracy and they soon strike up a friendship. On a Friday night, she goes to the pub to watch Mark, a local singer. Beth loves Mark but the problem is – Mark loves Tracy who loves both of them. Complex and challenging issues arise for all.

Abi is one of the students at the INSPIRE project in Fife run by Katie Milne. INSPIRE uses Drama to help people who have additional support needs to become more confident, increase their self-esteem and improve their vocal abilities – all to help them be more confident in society.

TOURING DATES AND BOOKING INFORMATION

 

Thursday 24th May, 2018 7:30pm

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Phone: 01786 466 666

Online: http://www.macrobertartscentre.org

 

Friday 25th May, 2018 7:30pm

East Kilbride Arts Centre

Phone: 01355 261 000

Online: http://www.sllcoxoffice.co.uk

 

Saturday 26th May, 2018 7:30pm

Gerrard Street Church, Aberdeen

Online: http://www.Eventbrite.co.uk

 

Sunday 27th May, 2018 7:30pm

Phoenix Centre, Milltimber

Phone: 01224 868 701

Online: http://www.neatshows.org.uk

 

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 8pm

Easdale Island Arts, Oban

Online: http://www.easdaleislandhall.org

 

Tuesday 5th June, 2018 7:30pm

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Phone: 01475 723 723

Online: http://www.beaconartscentre.co.uk

 

Wednesday 6th June, 2018 7:30pm

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Phone: 0131 623 3001

Online: http://www.assemblyroxy.com/event.php?id=226

 

Thursday 7th June, 2018 7:30pm

Theatre Royal Dumfries

Phone: 01387 254 209

Online: http://www.theatreroyaldumfries.co.uk

 

Sunday 10th June, 2018 3pm

Platform Arts Centre, Glasgow

Phone: 0141 276 9696 [Opt 1]

Online: https://platform-online.ticketsolve.com/shows/873584897?_ga=2.94116957.193319863.1525781152-1696810841.1525781152

 

Tuesday 12th June, 2018 7:30pm

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Phone: 01463 234 234

Online: http://www.eden-court.co.uk

* Contact individual venues for details of prices and concessions