Just back from an amazing week at ASSITEJ, the world congress and festival of theatre for children and young people. This year's festival was hosted by the UK and Ireland in Birmingham and BLISS - the first show I created for audiences with PMLD for Replay - was selected to present at the Festival.
First created in October 2012 (with mentoring from the astonishing Oily Cart and creative consultation with Glenveagh School), retoured in early 2014, this adventure on the high seas was the first show to be performed in the Replay Bubble and featured some pirates, a night sky full of stars, an unexpected storm and a mermaid called Barbara.
It was an absolute joy and a privilege to be given the opportunity to revisit it again after 2 and a half years and to be in residence at Mayfield Special School in Birmingham as our contribution to the Festival.
Here's the video that Conan McIvor made after the original production: