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Growing Up Down’s

Synopsis
Documentary telling the story of a group of young actors with Downs Syndrome who set out to create a touring production of Hamlet. Along the way the play begins to blur with their real lives, leading to romance, rows and revelations.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
3 Feb 2014 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC3)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
William Jessop
Producer
William Jessop
Cast
Tommy JessopHamlet

Additional Details

Theatre company
Blue Apple Theatre Company
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; Shakespeare
Keywords
Down’s syndrome; learning disabilities; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals; Touring productions

Notes

General
Winchester-based Blue Apple Theatre Company, caters largely for actors with learning disabilities.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Dartmouth Films

Web
http://theflawmovie.com/ External site opens in new window
Name

Maverick

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Online Retailer

Name

growingupdowns.co.uk/shop

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