Side by Side theatre group makes waves at festival

Side by Side theatre group makes waves at festival

Side by Side theatre group makes waves at festival

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STOUBRIDGE’S award-winning theatre group Side by Side made waves at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their performance of Illyria on Sea.

The show, a fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night put on by actors with learning disabilities, ran at Augustine United Church from August 12 to 16.

The outing was the critically-acclaimed group’s sixth appearance at the world famous festival – and it followed their annual production at Stourbridge Town Hall in June.

Side by Side’s artistic director Sue Wallin devised the piece, which is set at a 1950s seaside resort and which combines dance, music, mine and dialogue, and the group worked with Tony Lidington - the UK’s leading expert on sea-side entertainment – during the rehearsal process.

The company also received training and support from classically trained Shakespearian actors, as the play is part of the Royal Shakespeare Companies Open Stages Project.

To find out more about the group check out website www.sbstcs.org/

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