THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF YOU AND ME
WRITER & DIRECTOR
I led the creation of a new original interactive opera for children with special educational needs, integrating learning objectives with opportunities for participation, interaction and play. Nominated for an international award (Youth Audience Music Awards 2020)
When Mackenzie gets distracted on a trip to the museum, they journey through space and time to find themselves somewhere very different indeed. Yet, through the power of imagination and the help of some unusual friends, they unlock a way for everyone to head out of the classroom and discover a brand new type of learning adventure.
Unfortunately some tour dates were cancelled due to Covid-19.
Nomination, 'Best Opera', Youth Audiences Music Awards
As writer, created original story that worked for children with different abilities.
Directed stage performance in a way that turned the theatre into an inclusive, interactive environment
Integrated educational objectives, and tested and developed material in a workshop format with SEND pupils from The National Star College
Interactive Opera for SEND audiences
York Theatre Royal, Snape Maltings, Poole Lighthouse
& SEND Schools across the country.
Music: Omar Sharyar
Design: Kate Lane
Movement/Assistant Direction: Rebecca Meltzer