Downs with Love

Images above are from the Scottish 2022 tour

Cutting Edge Theatre is committed to making Downs with Love as accessible as we possibly can. We have focused on British Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description.  Every performance has integrated BSL and an audio description introduction.  The BSL will be provided by Rachel Amey. We are providing further information below.

BSL Trailer –

Descriptions
Audio trailer script word doc – link

Audio trailer script pdf – link

Audio trailer

Character Description word doc –  link

Character Descriptions pdf – link

Character Audio Descriptions

Set & production details

Set & Production details – Word doc – link
Set & Productions details – PDF – link

Show introduction – This introduction will be played live to the audience before the performance.

A video version with written descriptions is available via this QR code:

Show audio description – Word doc –  link

Show audio description – PDF – link 

Venue access information 

There is venue access information underneath each venue below.

A full list of the venue access information is available here:  Word doc – link  pdf – link

Visual Story Guide

Word doc link

PDF –  link

Tickets 

All venues have committed to a free personal assistant ticket for those who need it. Please contact the venues directly to access this.

Downs with love poster

WED 12 OCTOBER
Craignish Village Hall

Ardfern, Argyll, 19:30
In person: Ardfern Village Store
Venue Access Info here
FRI 14 OCTOBER
FTH Theatre, Falkirk, 19;30
01324 506850
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

SAT 15 OCTOBER
Platform, Easterhouse, Glasgow, 14:00
0141 276 9696 (Option 1)
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

TUES 18 OCTOBER 
Byre Theatre, St Andrew’s, 18:30
01334 475000
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

WED 19 OCTOBER 
The Studio Edinburgh, 19:30
0131 529 6000
Groups 8+ 0131 529 6005
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

THURS 20 OCTOBER
Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Performing Arts 19:00
01224 641122
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here 

FRI 21 OCTOBER
Cumbernauld Theatre at Lanternhouse, 19:30
01236 732 887
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

SAT 22 OCTOBER
The Brunton, Musselburgh, 19:30
0131 653 5245
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

TUES 25 OCTOBER
Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, 19:30
01475 723723
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

WED 26 OCTOBER
CatStrand, Castle Douglas, 19:30
01644 420374
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

THURS 27 OCTOBER
Eastwood Theatre, Giffnock, 19:30
0141 577 4956
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

FRI 28 OCTOBER
CentreStage, Kilmarnock, 19:30
01563 551505
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

SAT 29 OCTOBER 
East Kilbride Arts Centre, 19:30
01355 261000
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

WED 2 NOVEMBER
Northern Stage (Stage 3), Newcastle,

19:30
0191 230 5151
Venue Access Info here
Tickets here

We are delighted to be touring “Downs with Love” this Autumn! Tickets are available to purchase via the links above.

 

“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. 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.


The play was toured to 11 venues in 2018 and had great responses from the audience. It was performed at the World Down’s Syndrome Congress July [shortened version]


Video taken during rehearsals for the 2018 production. Interviews with the cast and creative team

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