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.
“ As a brain injured person it can sometimes be hard to feel positive about your progress but the gym instructor at Headway Cambridgeshire pushes me in the right direction and helps me to feel more enthusiastic about what I am able to achieve and what I might achieve in the future. ”