Mandeville Legacy has been supporting a project which is writing and producing a play about Dr Guttmann. The company doing this is called Karen Simpson Productions and they will be launching the production in Aylesbury before it tours to Bucks village venues, schools and then goes on tour nationally. As part of the development of the play, they are going to hold 2 rehearsed readings of it in June. One of these will be for schools (during the day) and the other will be a public rehearsed reading which will be used as an opportunity to share the play as it is in development. The session will involve a rehearsed reading of the script by 5 actors followed by a discussion and feedback session with a chaired panel. They are also looking for people who knew Guttmann or were affected by his work and would be able to join this small panel of 3/4 people. The official launch of the play will be on 19/20 October and people are of course also encouraged to attend then as well.
The reading will be on 12th June at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. It will be an evening event, 7-9.30pm and anyone wishing to attend will need to reply in advance of the event, more details on the invitation. Download the invitation here.
If you haven't done so already we would also advise you to check out the Mandeville Legacy website which is celebrating Stoke Mandeville's role as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement.