stage beyond to present ‘The great dictator’ at MILLENNIUM forum

Stage Beyond, the Millennium Forum’s award-winning resident theatre company for adults with learning disabilities, will present ‘The Great Dictator’ on Wednesday, June 15th 2022 at 7.30pm.

Stage Beyond working on the script for ‘The Great Dictator’.

THE PLOT

Europe, 1941. Pandora is at war and people are disappearing, people who are different. Dictator Heidi has a doppelganger – Brian, a decorator. When Brian’s sister Hanna goes missing, Brian discovers a terrible secret at his local hospital. In a bizarre case of mistaken identity, fate offers Brian the chance to change history….

Drawing on recent historical episodes, ‘The Great Dictator’ asks, is how we treat the vulnerable a measure of our humanity? Based on Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece of the same name, Stage Beyond interrogates what happens when society treats disability like a crime and people with disabilities like criminals.

Stage Beyond pictured during rehearsals for ‘The Great Dictator’ with Visiting Director Kate Guelke.

Rehearsals underway for ‘The Great Dictator’ in The Studio at the Millennium Forum.

Stage Beyond members pictured during rehearsals for ‘The Great Dictator’.
Stage Beyond members and staff pictured at the Millennium Forum.

Tickets : £11.50 (concessions available) from the Millennium Forum. Book here
Tel. (0044) 28 71264455 or email boxoffice@millenniumforum.co.uk