He Ain’t Heavy (UK)


Date(s) - 25/10/2017 - 26/10/2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


When people ask me about my brother I usually give them the short answer: he has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. He Ain’t Heavy is the long answer. As Sean cannot go on a national tour due to a love of routine and no concept of theatre, we are going to bring him into the room in other ways.

Performer Grania Pickard returns to Bristol’s Trinity Centre to tell the story of growing up with her brother Sean. Using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction and storytelling she brings the world they share to life. Through puppetry the audience see how Sean walks, talks and interacts with the world and how his unique take on life has shaped and influenced Grania.

“You have to see Grania in action: she is a highly skilled circus performer, storyteller and connector, lighting up the entire stage.” LucyLovesCircus

Please note: there will be a relaxed performance at the 3pm performance on the 25th October.

Thurs 26th October, 11am – Trinity centre – 1 hr long

Grania will be running a circus-theatre workshop focusing on young siblings and carers of people with disabilities

The workshops will use physical theatre and circus to enable the young people to tell their own stories. Grania is an experienced workshop leader who is qualified to work with people with special needs

For ages 10- 16

To reserve a place on the workshop please BOOK HERE

Photo credit: Paul Blakemore

He Ain’t Heavy by Oddly Moving from Turtle Key Arts on Vimeo.