Just As Important
Stage Beyond are currently working on a performance piece that we hope to tour around our own city streets in the coming months.
Despite current equality legislation and more awareness of the issues faced by those with learning disabilities, many of those affected continue to face ignorance and unfair treatment.
Based on the premise "we're not more important, we're just as important", Stage Beyond have workshopped several issues that they feel strongly about. Relationships, retail, leisure and difference are all examined during several short scenes devised by the group to draw attention to the prejudice that people with learning diabilities continue to face today. Ship Ahoy!
Stage Beyond were delighted to be asked to create a short piece of theatre for the Clipper Festival in June 2012 held in our home city of Derry. Based on a maritime theme, Stage Beyond created an energetic and hilarious performance that was enjoyed by several large audiences over the course of the festival.
Audiences met our Captain and his long-suffering First Mate as they recruited sailors for the maiden voyage of their new ship. Their quest led them to sleepy pirates, posh ladies and a devoted mother-son duo (to name but a few) - a motley crew indeed!
This piece was reheared over six weeks and culminated in a well-received and highly enjoyable piece of theatre that enchanted landlubbers and sailors alike. Murder at Uptown Abbey
Welcome to Uptown Abbey – a place of gentility, refinement, elegance…and murder! Join the Ha’Penny - Bit family along with their friends and staff (and a mysterious stranger) as they host a dinner party at their country estate. However, beneath the graceful manners and polished appearances lurk old flames, old rivalries and old grudges. As the secrets are revealed is up to Inspector Poirot, PC Plod and Sherlock Holmes to uncover who really is behind the Murder at Uptown Abbey.
After three months of devising, writing and rehearsing, Stage Beyond were delighted to perform this piece for local schools and also for a meeting of the Arts Council in the Everglades Hotel, Derry.
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