Funding boost for Norwich theatre company

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light has been awarded 46,507 by Arts Council Englands Grants f

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light has been awarded 46,507 by Arts Council Englands Grants for the Arts programme for a 2017 tour of the company's production, HOME, a show which has been specially developed for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).Photo: JMA Photography. - Credit: JMA Photography

A Norwich-based theatre company which creates shows for people with disabilities has received a £46,507 funding boost for a tour of its latest production.

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light has been awarded 46,507 by Arts Council England?s Grants

Norwich-based theatre company Frozen Light has been awarded 46,507 by Arts Council England?s Grants for the Arts programme for a 2017 tour of the company's production, HOME, a show which has been specially developed for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).Photo: JMA Photography. - Credit: JMA Photography

Frozen Light has been awarded the money by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts programme for HOME, a show which has been specially developed for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

HOME tells the story of Scarlet and Olive whose lives are turned upside-down when their city is destroyed by a dust storm and both must learn to survive in the strange new environment. The show aims to immerse audiences in Scarlet and Olive's world as they build a shelter, filter water, clean the 'dust' and watch the stars.

Lucy Garland, co-artistic director of Frozen Light, said: 'We are so grateful to Arts Council England for funding our spring tour of HOME. This grant will enable us to reach many more people with PMLD than we ever have before. People with PMLD have very limited opportunities to access theatre appropriate to their needs and with this grant we can provide a truly accessible and engaging theatrical experience for our audience.'

Hedley Swain, Arts Council England's area director for the south east, said: 'It is really exciting to be able to support work like this, work that offers those who might not typically be able to visit the theatre with a wonderful chance to experience all that the arts have to offer. This new tour of HOME will reach new places, new audiences and help Frozen Light to establish important new partnerships around work for audiences with learning disabilities.'

For more information about Frozen Light and the tour dates for HOME, visit www.frozenlighttheatre.com

Grants for the Arts is the Arts Council's open access funding programme for individuals, art organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. For more information about Grants for the Arts visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/grants-arts

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