New member Lauren talks about Blue Sky Actors, based at Stratford Circus.

‘Hello Down to Earth readers! I am going to talk about my drama group that is run for people with learning disabilities and difficulties. It’s a way to have fun, get some acting experience and to gain confidence in yourself.
We put on plays at the end of each term, we did a recent play on Pinocchio but we twisted it and called it Pantocchio! I played a judge as part of the game show we hosted; there were five judges and my talent dancing. We all enjoyed it and everyone said it was the best play. There were a lot of people watching us, this was my second time doing this and I felt confident, more relaxed and now I know everyone there very well; I have made a lot of friends.

I’d recommend it to people with learning difficulties and disabilities. It’s every Saturday and we are there from 3pm until 6pm and it’s only £20 per term. If there is anyone who wants to join they will have the best time of their life, the staff are brilliant and the teacher is really excellent at his job. We have fun, that’s the main thing. We warm up by dancing to music as we come in and give a handshake. We learn performance and theatre skills and you have to wear loose fitted clothes that you are comfortable in. They give a you a Blue Sky Actors t-shirt when you join. We are based in Stratford Circus Arts Centre, East London.
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