Drama group stages auditions and prepares to put on a show
THE Big Friendly Giant, Meatdripper and Bloodbottler will be just some of the characters treading the boards at Gretton House during May.
Gretton House, part of Gretton Homes, is renowned worldwide for its success in supporting people with the rare congenital disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), which is characterised by a constant and often dangerous urge to eat.
Their production of this well-loved play, adapted from the book by Roald Dahl, is timed to coincide with PWS Awareness Month.
Auditions for the play took place last month and 13 supported individuals were cast in various roles.
Eve Price, manager at Parvale House, part of Gretton Homes, said: “Rehearsals are going very well and the cast are really excited to have the opportunity to stage this play.
“We have been running a small drama activity group for some time, and a number of its members wanted to put on a play to show parents.
“The BFG is such a popular story and it seemed an ideal choice.”
Providing support to people with PWS and learning disabilities including those with autism or early onset dementia, Consensus is a family-owned service provider and part of the renowned Caring Homes Group. Gretton House – a Grade 2 listed building providing accommodation for individuals with PWS – is part of the Consensus family of services.
Pictured above – CURTAIN WILL RISE ON THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT: From left, Tony Cowan, Ben Purcell and Beth Lucas who have been cast as Sam, Meatdripper and Bloodbottler respectively.