Walking on Water

by Sarah Woods

2005 - 2007

Age Advice: 9+

Walking on Water is a play written for Theatre Centre by Sarah Woods. Theatre Centre toured this play to children aged 9+ in primary schools during 2005, and again in 2007.

Frequently funny, occasionally bizarre and always moving, this play reflected the imaginative richness of the experience of being learning disabled without denying its challenges.

This play draws from the experiences of individuals with learning disabilities to tell universal stories; stories of anger, hurt, joy and of a yearning to escape. Plunge into a fluid, sensual world created by a vibrant fusion of movement, music, word and design. Explore the space you have and the space you want.

Creative Team 2005

Writer: Sarah Woods
Co-Director: Bernadette O’Brien
Co-Director: William Elliott
Designer: Caroline Thaw
Cast (2005): Andre Gottshalk, Jack Reynolds, Sarah Gordy and Sarah Marlene-Coyle
Cast (2007): Balvinder Hayer, Funlola Olufunwa, Sam Donovan amd Sarah Gordy
Facilitator: Jane Gordy
Dramaturg: Lin Coghlan
Composer: Anders Sodergren
Lighting Designer: Ian Scott
Disability Advisor: Mandy Colleran
Production & Company Stage Manager: Marijke Zwart
Production Assistant: Marina Hadjipanayi
Clowning Skills: Mick Barnfather

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"I was as enchanted as the kids, and it was wonderful to see the enchantment reflected in adult and child alike, and for it to be shared in such a way."

Tony McBride, Artistic Director & Playwright

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