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The Lawnmowers Theatre Ensemble presents Retake, Remake

Retake, Remake is The Lawnmowers learning-disabled led Theatre Ensemble’s  empowering new show which will be performed at Live Theatre, Newcastle on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 June.

The Ensemble has worked with Artistic Director Jan Willem van den Bosch (Dickie Beau’s Black Outs & Remember Me) and Theatre Maker Melody Sproates (Gender not included) to co-create a cutting-edge lip-synching fest. Retake, Remake sashays through a soundscape of songs, recorded voices and snippets of films such as Forrest Gump and I Am Sam.

The show supports the Ensemble to explore blockbuster films which portray people with learning disabilities using actors without learning disabilities. Sometimes fun and sometimes profoundly moving, the actors question Hollywood’s star-defining practice.

Described by Exeunt Magazine as ‘Slyly funny, gloriously kitschy fun’, the comically brilliant and politically searing Retake, Remake leads up to Live Theatre’s Make Hope Possible radical festival, which takes place over the weekend of 1 to 3 July 2022. T

Retake, Remake is profound, moving and empowering. Tickets for the show, priced from £10 to £15 with concessions from just £6 are available to book now.

  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund


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