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Wrestling with Autism: Living with Luke at the Harlow Playhouse

News / Sat 27th Jan 2018 at 04:38pm

Living With Luke

3 Feb Theatre 1

Pay What You Can

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!

One Dad wrestles with autism.

DANSON Thunderbolt is no ordinary Dad, and his teenage son Luke is not so ordinary either. For Luke is autistic and the Autistic Shadow gets between them every single day, making communication and their relationship a struggle. So what’s a Dad to do?

Living with Luke

Join us in a real wrestling ring as The Thunderbolt battles The Shadow in a fight to the finish as he tries to maintain contact with Luke whilst the Ref tries to keep control. Funny, poignant and real, the play is adapted from the blog Living with Luke, and fuses wrestling and theatre to show what life is like living with an autistic child.

Following sell out performances in Colchester, Harlow and around the country the ‘part wrestling match, part play’ is not to be missed!

Suitable for 14+, though containing some strong language –and wrestling!

“Brilliant… wonderful… poignant” (East Anglia Daily Times Gazette)

“A wonderful evening’s theatre thanks to some great writing and directing, brilliant staging, intense acting and, above all, its subject matter.” (Harlow Star)

“Subtle, poetic, passionate and above all human.” (Your Harlow)

“The play balanced hope and celebration with fear and despair to create a realistic view of life with Autism…” (Burnley Express)

“Brilliant acting and very well portrayed. As a parent myself of an autistic teenage son it was like having a ringside seat (literally) of my own life, which I have to say was ‘spot on’.” (Audience member)

Written by By Paul T. Davies from the blogs by Danson Thunderbolt.

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