The Little Shop
That's life has created a pioneering theatrical show entitled 'The Little Shop', performed by actors with intellectual disability (ID). The work uses mask, physical theatre and dynamic visual techniques, accompanied by a romantic musical underscore, to convey beautiful and poetical stories.
The creative process was designed to be inclusive and adapted specifically for the adult performers with ID. In addition, the show was devised using visual imaginary that was accessible for audiences with communication and cognitive challenges.
Our audiences were transfixed by the wonderful talent that has been nurtured by That's Life, and given an opportunity to change their perceptions about how disability and performance can be portrayed in society at large.
The Little Shop was co-directed and devised by Miquel Barcelo, in collaboration with Imelda Reynolds That's life's Theatre Practitioner. The work was presented in three performances over two days in March 2023 at Nuns Island theatre, Galway.
The Little Shop
A place full of surprises where the mundane becomes magical.
'Step into the world of the Little Shop, where ordinary events lead us in unexpected directions. The staff love to make fun more than work, instead they play with everyday objects to create imaginary worlds. You will never know what you are going to see, or where you will be taken, on this amazing and unpredictable journey of everyday life'.
Mask Project with Miquel Barceló & Manifesto Poetico
The Rainbow Painters
Street theatre performance in collaboration with Miquel Barcelo.
New Moon is a unique multi-sensory theatre project. Actors, musicians and set-makers work in partnership with people with high support needs and their carers to create a highly atmospheric and interactive multi-sensory theatre form which enables the participants to enter meaningfully into original artistic creations.