Fair Shake Theatre presents Bottled Dreams of Better Days: Digital, a new inclusive piece of live theatre presented online between Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 November 2020. Devised by the company, Omar Al Khina, Sam Barnard and Kat Dulfer, in collaboration with writer Athena Stevens. All shows are audio described and have integrated Makaton. There will be British Sign Language interpreted shows on 6 & 7 November.
On a beach in Kent, a group of strangers pick litter as part of the beach clean initiative. Week in, week out. But this year it’s all been put on hold and the sense of collective they once had, is gone, the connection they felt to each other has started to fray. They decide to hold an emergency meeting…what will bring them together – their hopes, their dreams? Or something else entirely?
Fair Shake Theatre produces inclusive theatre that is relevant, challenging and employs disabled and non-disabled professional artists. The company works to empower artists as co-creators’, using accessible creative approaches at the core of the process, where diversity and inclusivity are at the heart.
Bottled Dreams of Better Days started out at the Marlowe Theatre Canterbury as part of their ROAR Artists Development Programme, using a sensory set to recreate the Kent shoreline.
Artistic Director of Fair Shake Theatre Lisa Ralph said: “We are really excited to explore how we can translate creating sensory experiences into the digital sphere. Fair Shake will be using audio description, greenscreens and innovative design to bring the world of the play into your computer screen”.