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Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Co.

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The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company is a unique company run by and for people with learning disabilities. We are based in Gateshead in the North-East of England. The original group formed in 1986 and after years of hard work they chose to set up an independent company. In January 2001 the Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company, a charitable company limited by guarantee, was established. Over the last twenty years we have led hundreds of workshops and have researched, devised and toured work, mainly to learning disabled audiences. We have produced videos, booklets, DVD's, run residencies, summer schools, hosted nightclubs and established an apprenticeship scheme.

The Members of the Company place themselves alongside the daily struggles faced by people with learning disabilities. All of our projects are working towards a future, just and equal society. The company wishes to play its part in honouring and developing the culture of people with learning disabilities and intends to research, explore and develop new ways of working. The company values and intends to support, places where people with learning disabilities can explore and develop their ideas and help plan and take control of their futures.

Today The Lawnmowers Independent Theatre Company has over 35 members, eight of whom are paid staff, two of whom have learning disabilities and a committed board of trustees. Our company's work is very much in demand and we continue to explore ways of using theatre to champion the rights of people with learning difficulties, plant the seeds of social change and build a broader and better culture in the communities that we live.

We have a fully accessible cultural base at Swinburne House which includes, a state of the art dance studio and rehearsal facility, bathroom, shower room and kitchen area.

 

 

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