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www.leadingplayers.co.uk – Acting louder than words.

Making a difference and changing lives through drama.

A drama group led by adults with learning disabilities. We are committed to encourage and enable adults with a learning disability to express their feelings and issues through the arts. We work together to communicate important messages using thought provoking drama productions that make a real difference. We devise, rehearse and perform our own bespoke productions to the wider community to break down barriers and inspire others. It’s amazing.

Why the community needs this charity.

We are a dynamic and exciting drama group run by adults with learning disabilities. Our aim is to tackle the issues that affect people with learning disabilities through the arts. We work with the community to make things better for everyone. Rob Greaves, Chairperson says,” Not only do we learn new skills we are showcasing the rights & choices of adults with learning disabilities”. Drama is a very powerful way of expressing and demonstrating feelings, it is very empowering & builds our confidence

Results and outcomes.

We have performed two thought provoking presentations at the British Institute for Learning Disability Annual Conference & training seminar which were extremely well received by all delegates. In December 2011 we completed a sell out run of our version of the Cinderella pantomime, followed by a successful tour which visited day services & special schools. Now we are on tour with an outdoor production ‘The Games of Olympus’ about the Greek origins of the Olympics, it tackles equality & inclusion.

Dawn Teagles

Secretary & Trustee.