Over the last 10 years, The Twisting Ducks have built a community in the North East for people with learning disabilities and autism to explore and celebrate their creative talents, and to develop art that represents their lived experiences.
The approaches we use are diverse and innovative in order to meet the needs of those who participate and those who collaborate with us.
Our projects have led to increased wellbeing for individuals and a stronger collective voice through the production of theatre and film that raises awareness about important disability issues, and that promotes equality and inclusion for all.
The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company was developed by a group of adults with learning disabilities who shared a passion for performing and a desire to create original work that was representative of their lives and the issues most important to them
"When we perform people sit up and listen to what we have to say. People take on board what we're saying; this makes me feel respected.”
(Marc, Twisting Ducks member)
We have carried forward our mission of changing lives through theatre by removing barriers to participation and creating accessible opportunities in the community for everyone to explore and develop their creative talents.