New performing arts company for disabled people launches in Chichester

A PIONEERING new production company made up solely of young people with disabilities has been launched.

Theatre Inc. arrived with a bang with their debut performance at Chichester Festival Theatre on Wednesday night.

Theatre Inc. in action. Photo by Heather White of Voxical Photography

Theatre Inc. in action. Photo by Heather White of Voxical Photography

A packed audience were entertained by a wonderful display of dance, music, drama and song which brought the house down.

The company has been launched through Chichester College and all ten members of the group are either current or former students.

“What we’re doing has a lot of meaning to us. It’s a way of changing people’s views about us and breaking down some barriers,” said performer Ryan Wright-King, 21, who has Asperger Syndrome.

“We’ve been performing together for two or three years already and we’ve all grown in confidence since starting the group. We’re like a tight-knit family really.”

After a whirlwind debut performance the group will be performing in several locations across West Sussex in the near future.

Click on the video to see the group in action.