Equal People Performing Arts is supported by Mushroom Theatre Company Limited who are the primary provider of services meeting our charitable objects.

In April, Mushroom Theatre Company (MTC) put on a production of Alice in Wonderland at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh for the Friends of Holy Trinity. This was the first drama only production undertaken by MTC for some time, and involved students of both Junior and Senior Drama classes.

Equal People Performing Arts is delighted that 45% of the students participating were those with additional needs.

In order to enable as many students as possible to take part, some roles were taken by two students, whilst others had several parts. All were speaking parts so everyone those involved had lines to learn. The students excelled, really taking on the characters of their parts and supporting each other during rehearsals and the performances. The performances were very well received and the students thoroughly enjoyed taking part. The success of Alice could mean that there will be more drama only productions in the future!