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Lifted Up Theatre Show

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The Hunt Museum

Rutland Street

V94 EV8A Limerick

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This is a show for all those living with or next to or around a person with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Join Charlie in his everyday life.

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A 30day creative exploration into the environment and sensations experienced through sensory overload. How do you feel in a busy street, a crowed and noisy room, when under pressure to achieve a task but the words on the page just keep repeating them selves? The expression on everyone’s face means nothing, why do they get upset when you tell the truth or confront them with the facts. These could be just some of the daily challenges that you face if you’re living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Simon Thompson will work throughout the process in a full faced character mask, hiding his facial expressions and relying on his bodies physicality to communicate, this will require a greater level of participation on the part of the observer to watch deeper and find the narrative that the artist is silently unfolding before their eyes.

“Lifted Up”: Charlie is an adult who has been diagnosed with A.S.D, he’s high functioning and lives a fairly conventional life just like you and me. Charlie however is subject to sensory overload, the hustle and bustle, the raw sounds of an urban sound-scape, the words on a page all take their toll. But Charlie has a method for coping, he finds solace in music and through the care and affection he lavishes on his pigeons.

Q & A session after the performance.

Performed by: Simon Thompson.

Created by: Simon Thompson

Mask Design and Manufacture by: Russell Dean @ Strangeface

Music by: The Unthanks and Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band

Soundscape by: Simon Thompson

Lighting by: Pius McGrath

Creative Support by: Eva Birdthistle

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