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Diamonds Aren't Forever

Diamonds Aren't Forever

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Innovative drama with music, comedy and digital media is the order of the day in Diamonds Aren’t Forever.

It’s the annual showcase of the talents of Lancaster’s Shattering Images Theatre Company which stars young adults with learning disabilities.

On Wednesday and Friday, at Lancaster Dukes Theatre, they will perform a heist story with a difference which they’ve devised themselves following their success with Bill, Ted and Dave’s Excellent Adventure last year.

Director Jilly Sumsion set the ball rolling when she took a diamond into one of Shattering Images weekly sessions and posed a simple question.

She asked the members: “If this was worth £1m what would you spend it on?”

And the showcase was built around the ideas which this brought forth.

As the story unfolds on stage, there’s a courtroom drama where the audience will be asked to take on the role of a jury. Company member Karl Green, who was one of the torchbearers for 2012 Paralympic Games, has composed original music for the show, working with freelance music director, Lee Affen.

Other Shattering Images developments planned for the New Year include a senior company for anyone aged more than 25 and inclusive nightclub events.

For tickets, call the Dukes box office: 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org.