IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES
Our 'signature show'- a devised play about autism and difference that we first performed in 2016, developed further in 2017 and filmed in 2018 in order to distribute it to South Yorkshire secondary schools.
1 in 100 people in the U.K. are diagnosed as being on the Autistic Spectrum. That's 6,000 people in Sheffield. Let's suppose they each have 5 close family members - that's at least 30,000 people in Sheffield who live with, or side-by-side with, this condition.
So - what is it? How does it affect those on the Spectrum? And what questions does it ask of so-called 'normal' people - whatever that means?!
It started as a play about autism and has become as much a play about difference and how we all cope with that! We explore the issues of women on the spectrum and the experiences parents of children on the spectrum.
It’s a production designed to travel so we can perform it almost anywhere.
" Empathy is ....seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another."
"Before you start to judge me, step into my shoes and walk the life I'm living and if you get as far as I have, just maybe you will see how strong I really am"
Audience comments, from a variety of venues
" What an absolutely outstanding piece. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute, from the stories, to the cast, to the symbolism and examples, a very moving and inspirational performance. "
" The personal testimonials give particular insight into the condition. "
" The balance between the serious and funny is great. "
" It was really powerful having people with autism in it. "
If you are interested to see the whole of In Someone Else's Shoes please get in touch via the Contact section. The video is available free of charge.
Photos from the performance at the Merlin Theatre Sheffield September 2017, as part of the Nether Edge Festival