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Birds of Paradise celebrates 25 years


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Theatre company plans to celebrate its silver anniversary in style

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Birds of Paradise are celebrating 25 years of championing disabled voices in theatre with a special anniversary revue at Deaf Connections, Glasgow on Wed 31 Oct.

The Hallowe’en night will feature some of the UK’s best disabled performers including Jess Thom (Touretteshero), Laurence Clark, Harry Josephine Giles, Sally Clay and Toni Jerrett. Audience members will have a chance to win prizes from the Tron Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, WEST Brewery, Nairn’s Oatcakes, Rockstar Games and more.

The celebration comes at the end of a tumultuous year for the company. The low came at the start of the year when their core funding was controversially cut by Creative Scotland, only to be reinstated following a public backlash. The high came with the success of their show with the National Theatre of Scotland, My Left / Right Foot, in August, which won a Fringe First and Herald Angel award. The revue is planned to see the company leave their silver anniversary year on a high.

The evening will be fully accessible, with BSL interpretation, audio description, live captions and will be performed in a relaxed atmosphere where people are free to make noise and move around if they wish.

Tickets are priced £20 with optional donation and can be booked via www.boptheatre.co.uk/25threvue or on 0141 552 1725

Birds of Paradise 25th Revue is @ Deaf Connections, Glasgow on Wed 31 Oct @ 8pm