PHP is a free service for young people registered with a visual impairment living in North Tyneside. PHP aims to provide a supportive and safe environment for visually impaired young people aged 14-24 to flourish, thrive and grow in confidence through the medium of dramatic and performance art.
The youth theatre will run every week on a Wednesday evening between 6pm and 8pm at the society’s picturesque Pearey House in Preston Park, North Shields.
Working as a group, youth theatre members will work towards creating new pieces of drama incorporating speech, movement and music. PHP also provides an opportunity to learn new skills and a chance to socialise and have fun with other visually impaired young people outside of school hours.
The project would not have been possible without the success of the funding application and the society would like to thank North Tyneside Council for giving them the opportunity to provide this much needed service.
A quote from a mother living in North Tyneside: “Our son is blind and also has learning difficulties but he has a fantastic memory and a great sense of humour.”
“We have not been able to find any suitable drama or theatre group to attend in our area and so he is very disappointed. If we could choose one activity which we feel would benefit him the most – this is it!”
For more information, or to book a place for the youth theatre, please call Steven Milne on 0191 257 43 88 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.