Head2Head spreads festive cheer to young disabled students in Farnham
Head2Head Sensory Theatre team performed its multi-sensory Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington, to young students of Post19, a leading Life Skills and Support Centre for young adults with learning difficulties in Farnham.
The show, designed especially for families with SEND has been touring Surrey, Hampshire, West Sussex and Kent bringing smiles to many who may not have been able to access conventional theatre.
Head2Head Artistic Director, Sara Cole said:
“After such a challenging year with pandemic performances conducted over zoom, it has been a breath of fresh air for our cast to be able to perform live and re-engage with our audiences again in person.
“Working with Post19 was delightful. Their students really got involved with the story and enjoyed coming up on stage to play various characters in the panto. That’s the magic of ‘relaxed performing’ and what we do, no show is ever the same.
Sara continues: “When you have learning disabilities or sensory issues, it can be difficult to access mainstream theatre. Our pantos are close-proximity, multi-sensory, interactive, Makaton signed and we take them at a pace that suits each audience. If and when the participants wish to contribute with their own take on the story, we just go with it! Many a time we go completely off-script to incorporate a young person’s flight of imagination and we love it!
With special thanks to all our local supporters; Farnham Lions, Rotary and Weyside Rotary Clubs and the Hedgehogs.
The Head2Head artistic team continue to create online shows and games which can be accessed from the comfort of your home – perfect for the winter months. These can be found on their website https://h2hsensorytheatre.com/whatson
Post19 is a leading Life Skills and Support Centre for young adults with learning difficulties. We are based in Farnham and support young adults throughout Surrey and Hampshire. Through accessing our community based programme, Post19 supports our young adults to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life and to reach their full potential. Based across three sites in Farnham, Post19 provides a friendly environment centred on the needs and interests of those who come to us.