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Hijinks Theatre's mega tour

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Nicola Heywood Thomas Nicola Heywood Thomas | 14:37 UK time, Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Touring a play is a huge undertaking both in terms of cash and commitment but the excellent Hijinx Theatre are in the middle of a marathon.

Into My Own by Glenys Evans opened in Cardiff on 12 May and is being performed in venues from Pwllheli to Pontefract and London to Llandovery before returning to the capital on 30 June and 1 July, when it'll be staged in the Weston Studio at Wales Millennium Centre, the company's home base.
Hijinx have developed a great reputation for inclusive shows and Into My Own is no exception. First performed in 2004, the play deals with issues around independent living for learning disabled adults and, although it's targeted at community audiences and people who have experience of learning disabilities, you can be sure that the Hijinx treatment makes it an enteratining and illuminating evening for everyone.
The cast, true to Hijinx's philosophy of working with disabled and non disabled performers, is also inclusive. The young actress Sara Pickard, who last year starred with Hijinx in the title role of the play Miss Brown To You, returns to the company. I think Sara, who has Down's Syndrome and works for Mencap, is a real star so am looking forward to the final Cardiff performances.

For the full tour dates, take a look at the Hijinx website.


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