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A PLAY-FILM ABOUT EXCLUDED CHILDREN

INEDUCABLE! A recent commission from ENABLE to write a new stage play about the exclusion of children with disabilities from mainstream education (the play will be filmed/streamed). Today I attended an online reading of the script by two fabulous actors Helen Mackay and Rachael Keiller (A recording of the read through is available from katrina.sayer@enable.org.uk)

Set in 1954 and although fictional it is inspired by the ENABLE origin story. Like most  people I thought these exclusions were a thing of the past. Sadly, it turns out I was wrong. While massive improvements have been made since then, there is still work to be done. I had a look on social media and was horrified to see so many posts/tweets.

Our intention is to secure funding to stage the play and film a performance (no audience due to pandemic) that will then be available for streaming. If you want to be notified of progress please sign up for updates.

Big gratitude to Katrina and her colleagues at ENABLE and also each participant who contributed during our weekly workshops. It’s a very serious issue and helping the play to raise awareness is a priority for myself and everyone involved.

Mark MacNicol