The Openstorytellers are an award winning company of storytellers with learning disabilities and autism based in Frome. They will be performing their much anticipated new show ‘Peter the Wild Boy’ online on Monday 24th May 2021. Peter the Wild Boy is the exciting culmination of a two year project, including research, development and rehearsal, funded by Arts Council England. The Openstorytellers have adapted to rehearsing and continuing their project online during the pandemic and now bring you the opportunity to tune in and watch the show from the comfort of your own home.
“We are a company of storytellers with learning disabilities who campaign to have our voices heard in society. We want to make our own decisions and challenge perceptions of what we can do. Our history and stories are hidden; we want our voices to be heard. We want to show people that even though we have special needs we are the same as those who don’t. We would like to invite you to watch our performance of Peter’s story.”
Peter the Wild Boy is a true story that is even more relevant today as we recover from the pandemic. The Openstorytellers are no strangers to the risks of a society that hasn’t yet learned to adapt. The story of Peter the Wild Boy is enhanced by the lived experiences of the tellers themselves.
This 18th Century man with learning disabilities forged an incredible journey: from the forests of Hamelin, Germany to the palaces of the Royal Court; from farmhand to prisoner; from feral child to respected elder.
Join us online this May, and discover for yourself – what stories live in the wild within?
Don’t miss out on this unique and thought provoking show that raises issues around the social and medical models of disability that are still highly pertinent today.
Tickets cost £10 and are available via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-the-wild-boy-tickets-145243129109
Please see the trailer for Peter the Wild Boy via YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZiu2zdqqQs
OpenStoryTellers is a community arts charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. They help people to find their voice and use it. Stories are what make us human, they help us make sense of the world, make friends and take part in society.
If you’d like to know more about OST or if you know someone who may be interested in joining our storytelling company please contact us at email@example.com / 01373 454099