‘Making Sense’ is our programme for bespoke theatre development for audiences with profound and multiple disabilities.  The work has been developed from the research of Gill Brigg who leads work nationally in this field.

The plays will take place in both theatre settings and in community venues, providing the best levels of care and accessibility and ensuring that our audiences experience an authentic theatre event.  Each performance moves in and out of the narrative with ‘breathing spaces’ in which direct 1:1 multi-sensory interaction provides a visceral link to the story and safeguards audience members against the emotional challenges of the story.

‘Best Love’ is a play, written especially for this production by Gill Brigg, with music by Matt Marks, about the nature of love between a parent and her child.  Based on Shakespeare’s King Lear, the play tells the story of Delia’s 18th birthday party and the lavish gifts her mother, the Queen, uses to express her love for her daughter, but none of them satisfy.

We are looking to tour this work around the region in the autumn.  To see our work in development, please see the video below and get in touch with craig@omtc.org.uk if you want to know more, get involved, or would be interested in seeing the play near you.


Best Love promo from Open Minds Theatre Company on Vimeo.