VENUE: WATERHOUSE HALL THEATRE
DOOR TIME: 7.00pm
START TIME: 7.30pm
THEN BARBARA MET ALAN – POSTPONED
SAT 21 MAY
POSTPONED – WE ARE RESCHEDULING TO A LATER DATE
After meeting in 1989 at a gig, two cabaret performers, comedian Barbara and activist-performer Alan, fall in love. Fueled by their passion and life experiences of mistreatment by an ableist society, they help found DAN, the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network, and lead protests for disabled people’s rights which eventually lead to the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995. As the movement grows and the pair have a child of their own, the pressure begins to wear on their relationship.
The production prioritised disabled talent and visibility, including 17 disabled actors, 55 disabled supporting actors and 50% senior editorial team representation, in addition to extra help from disability groups as consultants and co-ordinators.
Local Director and Talkies’ supporter Bruce Goodison will introduce and answer your questions about his latest film, ‘ Then Barbara Met Alan’ . Bruce has previously shown at Talkies ‘Leave to Remain’ and generously returns to support us as we begin to get going again after our forced two year break.