Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Events - 13th - 28th Mch '18 - MADHOUSE RE:EXIT - London


13th to 28th March '18


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£10 - £15


Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT


Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, 5 learning disabled artists take us on a wondrous adventure underground. A goddess, a baby, a bird, an eater and an escapist guide us through a maze-like institution, growling to be heard, and waiting for the revolution that is forever promised. As they tear back the walls to their lives, past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to be learning disabled today.

Over two years, MADHOUSE re:exit has built on the legacy of Mabel Cooper, a learning disabled resident of a long-stay hospital, who pressed the button that blew up one of the last of these institutions in the UK. Now, award-winning theatre company Access All Areas return with a fantastical, disruptive, immersive experience that explores what this history means to learning disabled people today.

Please contact Reception on 020 7739 6176 if you are a wheelchair user or you require a Support Worker’s ticket for this performance.

Developed with the Barbican, Shoreditch Town Hall, The Lowry, Battersea Arts Centre, Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, and the Open University.

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