The actors with learning difficulties who are treading the boards
Actors with learning difficulties often struggle to get more than a token role in films or on stage. Now a new play is about to break new ground by giving a woman with Down’s Syndrome a starring role. The play, Joy, has been specially written for actors with disabilities… and without.
Glenda Jackson interview
Glenda Jackson is the Oscar winning actress who became a Labour politician: now after a quarter of a century away, she’s returned to the stage at the age of 80. Her performance in the title role of King Lear has had such rave reviews – there’s talk of her taking it to Broadway next year
Acting with autism
In a breakthrough in drama casting, an autistic actor has joined the cast of the hospital drama Holby City.