He Ain’t Heavy (Relaxed Performance)

Oddly Moving

3 Nov 1.30pm

He Ain’t Heavy (Relaxed Performance)

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Grania Pickard tells the story of growing up with her disabled autistic brother Sean.

This matinee show is a relaxed performance. It is particularly suitable for people with autism, sensory and communication disorders, learning disabilities, people living with dementia and anyone else who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment.

For this performance the house lights will be on but lowered, and the sound levels adjusted accordingly to make the audience's experience comfortable. There will be a breakout space provided should you want to leave the auditorium at any time. Noise will be expected from the audience during the show and audience members may leave and re-enter, or move about as they wish. Nearer the time of the performance, ticket bookers will receive an information pack with photos of the cast, the set and the venue so you know what to expect on arrival.

Jacksons Lane's auditorium has full wheelchair access. Please inform a member of staff while booking if any of your party has access requirements.

Tickets: £5 (carers admitted free of charge)
To book tickets for this performance, please call Jacksons Lane box office on 020 8341 4421 or email [email protected].


Grania uses physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling to tell her story. Through puppetry, the audience see how Sean walks, talks and interacts with the world and how his unique take on life has shaped and influenced Grania.

“When people ask me about my brother I usually give them the short answer: he has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. He Ain't Heavy is the long answer. As Sean cannot go on a national tour due to a love of routine and no concept of theatre, we are going to bring him into the room in other ways.”

Produced by Turtle Key Arts.

Age Guidance: 6+
Duration: 60 mins, no interval
This performance has reserved seating.

We are unable to admit latecomers to this performance. Please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.

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