Theatre company, Animate, are putting on an exciting immersive outdoor theatre experience around Plymouth’s famous landmarks. And you’re invited to Amble with Animate.
Inclusivity and accessibility
Animate are a Plymouth-based theatre company who focus on developing high-quality productions that put inclusivity and accessibility at the core of their work.
They provide space and opportunities for those who have not always been able to gain access to certain environments and worlds. The company’s thriving community of professional artists, directors, and writers come together with a shared passion for inclusivity.
New voices and perspectives
Animate’s unique approach to accessibility – using it as a creative element like lighting or sound – opens up new ways of thinking, creating, and performing; as well as a multitude of new voices and perspectives.
Amble with Animate is a collection of site-specific audio-plays, written by local playwright, Alex Robins, voiced by Animate members and various disabled Plymouth artists.
The experience is based around three main locations which each have three corresponding plays. To join a band of pirates, you would need to go to the Hoe; to delve into a fantasy world of trolls, fairies, and mystical nature then you may want to find yourself in Central Park, and to listen in on the love letters and comings and goings of Plymouth, head down to the ferry. As a special treat, there is also a bonus play in Royal William Yard which envelopes the listener in a tale of suspense and horror.
Some of the plays are driving specific – like a theatrical safari – while some are wheelchair and walking access. The audience can choose to experience the plays in complete chronological order, or jump into them one at a time – they’re stand alone stories that are woven together with an underlying thread of setting or theme.
In true Animate style, for those who are unable to visit the sites, the project is fully accessible with transcripts, visual aids, pictures, and films.
Amble with Animate will be launched on the company’s website. The experience is free but donations are accepted via the website for those who wish to support future projects: www.animatetheatre.com
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