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Dark Horse Theatre Great North Run 2018

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Team story

[p][b]Dark Horse is a theatre company[/b], a registered charity and limited company, based at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire where we are a resident company. Established in 1998, originally as a Mencap project, the company has for the last 14 years been regularly funded by Arts Council England (ACE) via their Grants for the Arts programme and also from Trusts and Foundations[/p][p]At Dark Horse we provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to train in our own drama school at the highest level to become actors, to produce theatre and to change how the world perceives and responds to learning disability through greater awareness and visibility. Our heavily subscribed actor training courses uniquely mirror the drama school model using the Stanislavskian method and our own ‘silent approach’ to give our actors the skills required to work in theatre, TV and film. The work is script based (though being able to speak and deliver lines is not a requirement to join the course). The work is also very physical and uses music to inform the narrative.[/p][p]Dark Horse has a reputation for innovation and excellence and is the only company which trains actors with learning disabilities in this way anywhere in the UK.[/p][p]Dark Horse also produces theatre shows of integrated work where one or more actors with a learning disability work alongside non learning disabled actors from the business. World premieres of new writing by an established playwright these shows have toured nationally to highly regarded middle scale touring venues such as Stephen Joseph Theatre and The Lowry (as well as many others). In addition to our integrated work we also have our new writing ensemble shows. Featuring casts of learning disabled actors ensemble shows are performed locally for a general audience as well as a whole host of groups including many people with learning disabilities.[/p][p]Over the course of any given year we also deliver one off projects which fit with our goals and work in the community with thousands of people with and without learning disabilities in a variety of contexts - via workshops, one off performances, talks and bespoke training. Many of the people we work with are socio economically disadvantaged and are still (even in 2018) often excluded and kept on the margins of society, something that we at Dark Horse fundamentally disagree with and work to change. [/p]
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Sep 25, 2018


well done Paul ! from Marie,Dave,Barry and Steven


Sep 18, 2018

All your friends at Applejacks Line Dancing x

Great effort Paul good luck with the fundraising for Dark Horse Theatre

£78.00 plus £19.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2018

Gareth at Strong 101

no pain no gain Paul!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2018

staff at Millenium Care Services

well done Paul great effort !


Sep 18, 2018


Paul your Mum would be so proud of you .Great result Team Orange .x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2018


Fantastic thing you have done Paul x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2018


Saw Paul on the tv and was inspired!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2018

Nikki W

Congratulations guys amazing feat! Well done x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2018


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2018


I've just seen Paul's video on Facebook. So impressed with his determination and the support from all at Dark Horse Theatre. Well done to everyone who took part in the Great North Run!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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