Yvonne prepares for premiere of 'Home'

Performance group premeiere at Platform May 3rd & 4th

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Home: a personal story

'Home' at Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow G34 9JW Thursday 3rd May 1.30pm & 7.30pm:  Friday 4th May 7.30pm

Tickets: £8 / £4.50 / £3.50

Box Office: 0141 276 9696 (opt 1)

Duration: Approx 45 mins  Recommended for those aged 6 yrs+

Our performance group, who wowed audiences 2 years ago with their play PARK, are back with a new production 'Home'. The group have been working hard to devise this new concept and story, which focusses on the subject of home. They all have very different experiences and views on what home means to them. Some are supported by staff to live in their own home and some still stay with their family. Jon Reid, Sense Scotland's Creative Arts Tutor and director of the play explained:

"The performance will explore home as a place of sanctuary and safety, a scary new venture, a place of staff and routines, a lonely place and a place of warmth and family. Home is also a place full of memories, of repetition, of stories and of chances both missed and taken. It's a fantastic journey the group have been on, devising the play and we're all very excited about sharing it with audiences at the Platform."

Sense Scotland support Yvonne to live in her own home in East Kilbride. She talked about her involvement as an actor in 'Home':

"Jon asked us what we wanted to call the play and I said home. I'm mostly doing all the speaking."

The play involves people who communicate through a variety of ways, including signing, gesture and vocalisations. Yvonne explained what other performers were doing in the play and what she feels about being involved.

"Ian and Anne dance, Eilidh and Ian do the burglar scene. It's the first play I've been in...it's about ourselves.acting ourselves in a house."

Finally, asked what she enjoyed about the experience most Yvonne said:

"...being with other people."

For Sense Scotland Arts information phone: 0141 429 0294                            Email: arts@sensescotland.org.uk