Ellie’s Story

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“Ellie’s Story” asked whether we can ever escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and find a bit of peace and quiet? Would Ellie’s special remote control allow her to zap a bit of space for herself?

Created in collaboration with professional playwright Aelish Michael, “Ellie’s Story” looked at communication and control from the point of view of people with learning disabilities and raised key issues of importance to us all.

“Ellie’s Story” toured to 10 Special and Mainstream Schools across Greater Manchester. Follow-up drama workshops led by DIY actors explored to what extent young people can “take charge” in situations where communication is difficult.


  • Redwood School, Rochdale

    Tuesday 1 March 2011
  • Ladywood School, Bolton

    Tuesday 8th March 2011
  • Heaton School, Stockport

    Tuesday 15th March 2011
  • Lancasterian School, Didsbury

    Friday 18th March 2011
  • New Bridge School, Oldham

    Thursday 24 March 2011
  • Brentwood School, Trafford

    Tuesday 29 March 2011
  • Elms Bank School, Bury

    Tuesday 5th April 2011
  • Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Chorlton

    Tuesday 24th May 2011
  • St John Fisher Catholic High School, Wigan

    Tuesday 7 June 2011
  • New Park High School, Salford

    Tuesday 14 June 2011
  • Samuel Laycock, Tameside

    Tuesday 21 June 2011
  • Oakfield School, Wigan

    Tuesday 28th June 2011
  • The Angel Centre

    5th July 2011
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