28th July, 2019
From the 3-10th August 2019, I will be performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time with my drama group 'Bedazzled Inclusive Theatre'. We will be debuting our play, "I'm a Non-Typical, Typical" at Greenside @ Nicolson Square. The play is hard-hitting theatre which highlights the unseen struggles of people with disabilities and additional needs through an exciting mixture of monologues, film and dance.
I attend Bedazzle every Thursday afternoon after I have been to Headway at the Chesterton Hub.
I was originally going to play a heckler in the audience but when I filled in for someone one day, the director said I was a good actor and wrote the part of Steve especially for me! Steve is a bit of comic relief but takes disability rights seriously and can stand up for himself.
I'm really looking forward to it, I've never performed in front of a big audience in a theatre before but I like making a t*t out of myself and making people laugh. I love acting because I forget about my disability and what's happened to me and just escape into a different person.
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