Declaration

A fun, frank and fearless exploration of ADHD, Mental Health and Diagnosis

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Declaration

Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.

Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood doctor thought it was sugar. Her current doctor thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still feels different, so what will a label do? Will it change the way you see her and the way she sees herself?

With autobiographical storytelling, comedy, and conversations with audiences, Declaration is a vibrant and daring adventure of school day survival tactics, super-hero alter-egos and the stumbling blocks to self-acceptance.

Developed in consultation with medical professionals and mental health support groups, Declaration examines the faces we wear to fit in and what happens when we dare to stand out. 

 

ADHD Awareness Training 

For our 2018 tour we have partnered with the ADHD Foundation and ADHD Solutions to deliver ADHD Awareness Training in Leicester, London and York with FREE places available. The training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively support the needs of the children and young people you work with. They will cover classroom strategies, coping mechanisms, building resilience and nurturing constructive environments.

Leicester ADHD Awareness Training
Tue 9 October 2018, 09:30 – 15:30pm
Saint Gabriels Community Centre, Kerrysdale Avenue , Leicester , LE4 7GH
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London (Stratford) ADHD Awareness Training
Tue 9 October 2018, 10:30 – 16:30pm
Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London , E15 1BX
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York ADHD Awareness Training 
Wed 17 October 2018, 10:00 – 16:00pm
York Theatre Royal, Saint Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD
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This training is for people who work with young people in education and youth settings including Teachers, SENCO, Headteachers, Teaching Assistants, Mentors, Pastoral staff and Managers.

Wellbeing Room

Declaration tours with ‘SPACE’, a well-being room curated and hosted by mental health practitioner Steph Walker. ‘SPACE’ offers audience members a cup of tea, chat, well-being tips and activities, as well as signposting to well-being initiatives and services. It is a vital component to help safeguard vulnerable audience members, and is available to access before, during and after the performance.

‘In five years of thinking about the post-show offer to audiences, Declaration‘s well-being room is among the best I’ve encountered: a model of practical generosity’ – Maddy Costa, Exeunt

On the road

Declaration is touring in Autumn 2018 to 13 venues across the country:

12th – 13th October Stratford Circus Arts Centre 

16th October Midlands Arts Centre

18th October Princess Theatre and Arts Centre 

24th October The Met

25th October York Theatre Royal

27th October The Pound

30th October Castle Theatre

2nd November Attenborough Arts Centre

7th November The Fisher Theatre

9th November Pegasus Theatre

15th November Sheffield Theatres Studio

17th November Derby Theatre

22nd November Arena Theatre

With thanks to

Developed with The Lowry. 2018 tour in Association with the ADHD Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England and Sir Andrew Martin Trust.  Supported by Greater Manchester Combined Authority Culture and Social Impact Fund and Unity Theatre Trust. This project has been made possible by a grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

2017 tour in Association with Oldham Library and the ADHD Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England. Supported by The Granada Foundation, NHS City Health Care Partnership Foundation, Fowler Smith & Jones Trust and Action Oldham.Early development supported by The Manchester Guardian Society Charitable Trust and Art with Heart Kickstarter Backers.

SPACE: Mobile Wellbeing Room

SPACE is a mobile well-being room curated and hosted by mental health practitioner Steph Walker. With well-being tips and activities, it is a space where people take time to take care of themselves.

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