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11 Sep, 2018

Accessible stage is helping wheelchair users put on show

2019-04-25T10:06:44+00:00Crann News|

This article first appeared in the Evening Echo 11|09|18. Written by Sarah Horgan.

A Cork production of Alice In Wonderland is set to feature a full cast of wheelchair users following the construction of an accessible stage in Ballincollig.

 

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Aaron Cowming and Ciara O’Neill (at rear) from Breaking Barriers Theatre Group with performers Abbie McGough, Siobhan Guerin, Cathal O’Neill, Callum O’Mahony and Julia Thompson. Pic: Brian Lougheed

The youth theatre group ‘Breaking Barriers’, all under the age of 18 years, will stage the production in the Crann Centre, which offers services for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

The stage was constructed by the fathers of the young actors. Terry, who’s son Cathal plays the Cheshire Cat, used his carpentry knowledge to create a fully accessible stage.…