Funding boost for Norwich theatre company

Frozen Light's The Forest. Photo: JMA Photography.

Frozen Light's The Forest. Photo: JMA Photography. - Credit: submitted

A Norwich theatre company that aims to give people with disabilities more opportunities to enjoy theatre is celebrating a funding boost.

Frozen Light has been given a 2,000 grant from Care UKs Wellbeing Foundation to create a new interac

Frozen Light has been given a 2,000 grant from Care UKs Wellbeing Foundation to create a new interactive, sensory show in association with the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.Pictured are Anita ONeill, manager of Care UK's newest care home Cavell Court in Cringleford, and resident Betty Flowerdew presenting Frozen Lights artistic director Amber Gregory with the cheque. Photo: supplied. - Credit: supplied

Frozen Light has been given a £2,000 grant from Care UK's Wellbeing Foundation to create a new interactive, sensory show in association with New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.

The show, which is currently being developed, will go on tour and be aimed at adults and young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

Previous shows from the theatre company include Tunnels, an underground adventure in which Lana searches for the light that has disappeared from her city, and The Forest which immerses its audience in a world full of new sights, sounds, smells and sensations.

Artistic director Amber Gregory said the grant for the new show will pay for a designer to make the set as interactive as possible.

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light is presenting the show Tunnels which has been created for

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light is presenting the show Tunnels which has been created for teenage audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Photo: Andi Sapey. - Credit: Archant

'Each performance is unique because, although the storyline and props remain the same, the way each audience responds is different and we hope this grant will help us to create a set that has boundless possibilities for them to communicate through,' she said.

The grant was presented to Ms Gregory at Care UK's newest care home, Cavell Court, in Cringleford, by home manager Anita O'Neill and resident Betty Flowerdew.

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Care UK's assistant company secretary and foundation board member Rosemary Harvey said: 'We were delighted to support the Frozen Light Theatre's newest production as it helps people, who have very limited chances to enjoy art, to come into a theatre and join in a production.'

The Care UK Wellbeing Foundation gives grants to support charities which promote wellbeing through the arts.

For more, visit www.careukwellbeingfoundation.com

For more about Frozen Light visit www.frozenlighttheatre.com

Do you have a Norwich arts story? Email arts correspondent Emma Knights at emma.knights@archant.co.uk