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Being dyslexic seems incompatible with being an actor. Sufferers are renowned for struggling to read and write, which, you would think, would have an...

Leading theatre companies that work with disabled artists, including Graeae and Hijinx, have criticised the decision to use a puppet to portray an autistic...

Dustin Hoffman as Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man, Geoffrey Rush as David Helfgott in Shine, Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump… The common denominator? All are...

Theatre company Hijinx has set the screen industries an ambitious target to see an actor with a learning disability win a BAFTA by 2028,...

Kaiya Stone is bringing her debut one-woman show, Everything is Going to be KO, to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She tells Giverny Masso...

Mind the Gap has become a world leader in creating work with, and not just for, learning-disabled actors and theatremakers. Lyn Gardner finds out...

The Prince Edward Theatre has become the first West End venue to receive an award from the National Autistic Society, honouring its efforts to...

After 37 years at the helm of Oily Cart, which works with ‘the most hard to reach’, Tim Webb is stepping down, but his...

While a number of companies offer accessible performances for learning-disabled children, few are aimed at over-18s. The designer of Frozen Light’s latest multi-sensory show...
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