Contained

Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company.
  • Venue: The Aldridge Studio

Testing testing, my name is Liam, testing, I am 28, testing testing and I live in Bradford, testing.


Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company: nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love
and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary.

The head teacher looked at me and said “I’m afraid you have to leave this school. There is no place for you here.”

Combining live performance, film, photography, music and dance, Contained explores those small moments in life that suddenly become meaningful: moments that teach us about ourselves, and the
world that we live in.

I left a part of me at Seacroft hospital that day.

Created in collaboration with Alan Lyddiard (Artistic Director of the Performance Ensemble and former Artistic Director of Northern Stage) and Denis Darzacq (award winning French Photographer and Filmmaker).

Both shows are Relaxed Performances.

“It forces us to rethink the dominant narratives around disability, defiantly and joyously trashing any idea of lives diminished and less fully lived and experienced.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
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