Last night I went along to a really great show which was all the better for me not knowing what to expect.
The Company of Friends is a Liverpool based drama group made up of people with learning disabilties. The members have range of abilities and are all adults.
They were putting on a performance of Grease at the Black-E.
What a great night!
I have never seen so much enegy and enthusiasm in a production. And actually real joy as well.
Apparently it's not really possible to learn lines so the scenes have to be ad libbed with a key "code phrase" at the beginning and the end so the actors know when to start and when to stop. Even knowing this I am not sure I spotted the code phrases!
The performance is on again tonight. I don't know if its sold out but there are other things coming up like the Panto. I also learned that they are likely to be performing at the Rose Theatre, which is on the campus at Edge Hill in Ormskirk.
If you get the chance to see this group or to find out more do take the effort. It will be well worth t.