Dates and Times
Mon 15 April 2019 at 7.15pm
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Presented by Two Tonne
By Iain Bloomfield & Lucy Hind
Imagine wanting all your life to visit Italy, the country of your dreams. Imagine boarding your plane – you’ve saved for months, bought new clothes, read all the guide books – only to be told on touchdown that you’re in The Netherlands…
The Netherlands isn’t about travel, it’s about being the parent of a child with a learning disability in an often unhelpful world. It’s about finding out, despite yourself, that The Netherlands is a beautiful, wonderful country.
First created eight years ago, The Netherlands has been reworked and updated after extensive conversations, tea and cake, with parents across the North of England.
This is a play that will speak to everyone who has known the magnificent, terrifying, joyful, heart-breaking chaos that is becoming a parent.
Supported by Arts Council England, Mind the Gap, Interplay Theatre and Cast Doncaster.
About the company
Two Tonne is a Bradford-based theatre company led by Artistic Director Iain Bloomfield, creating contemporary work that is poignant, political and ethical. All work is created in collaboration with other non company artists with a range of specialisms; seeks to promote both access and equity; and to put audiences at the centre of the work we make and how we make. We want to create mechanisms for audiences to be collaborators and co-authors; ensuring that the stories we tell are relevant to their lives here and now.