Flute is a true ensemble: a group of pioneering actors led by Kelly Hunter MBE, pushing the boundaries of Shakespeare performance for audiences across the world including those with autism.

“Groundbreaking Shakespeare” The Guardian★★★★

 

‘When I arrived on Friday morning I was ASTONISHED. I have never, ever seen my son behave the way he did. He was seeking out, sitting with and CUDDLING his new young adult pals, with whom he had obviously formed a strong bond in this short space of time. He was engaged, and inordinately happy. It  had to be seen to be believed. I cannot stress this enough, this engaged, entirely committed child was like no other version of my son I have ever seen. He still beats his little chest to say hello and goodbye! I have no idea what it was in those sessions which so grasped him, and awoke the part of him which wants to interact. I just know it was the nearest I have seen him to ‘play’, if that makes sense. It is certainly the most communicative I have seen him.”

Parent of son with autism

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

From 25th June until 12th July 2019, A Midsummer Night’s Dream returned to Bridge Theatre, London.

“I cannot thank you enough for the most incredible morning. All the kids absolutely loved it. The actors were incredible and so thoughtful. It was the most thought provoking, moving, incredible morning”.

                                                                                   Teacher, Sacred Heart Battersea 

https://bridgetheatre.co.uk/accessibility/flute-theatre/

“Having Flute Theatre at the Orange Tree has enhanced our programme in a unique way. Our mission statement talks of wanting to change lives but it’s rare to see this happen in front of your eyes. Kelly Hunter’s work has a truly transformative effect on the young people who participate and on their parents and carers. It’s also transforms all those who come into contact with it in the building: “inclusivity” takes on a palpable, profoundly moving meaning once you’ve experienced Flute at work.”

Paul Miller, Artistic Director, Orange Tree Theatre

Flute Dreams

supported by

A unique partnership with Queensmill School, Bush Theatre London and MA Acting UAL.

Deconstructing the Dream 

A live performance between actors and scientists exploring the neuroscience of the imagination.

15-16 May 2019, Bloomsbury Theatre.

 

 

Perikles, Shakespeare’s Hjartslag

Our third full production for people with autism, created in collaboration with Foklteatern Gavleborg. Currently touring throughout Sweden with Riksteatern.

 

“I was blown away by the sensitive performance of the group of dedicated and highly knowledgeable actors who managed to immerse and involve a group of adolescents with severe autism in their creative interpretation of the Tempest. I think very highly of the work of Flute Theatre and thoroughly recommend their approach. It is a wonderful contribution to a more holistic education of individuals with autism, and it would seem to be applicable at all ages and all abilities, including those without language.” 

Uta Frith DBE

Donate today and be part of Flute’s journey

As we continue our journey in 2019, we want to offer these groundbreaking transformative experiences to as many people as possible worldwide. We rely entirely on grants & donations big or small to make this happen.

https://www.justgiving.com/flutetheatre

 

Artistic Director

Kelly Hunter MBE             

Producer

Lynne McConway

Trustees
Jane Claire OBE (Chair)

Michael Dobson

Talia Rodgers

 Luke Shires

Patron
Jane Suzman DBE

Artistic Associates

Tom Chapman

Finlay Cormack

Oliver Grant

Paula Rodriguez

Katy Stephens

With thanks to:

The St Olave’s Foundation Fund

John Lyon’s Charity

Chapman Charitable Trust

 

Limited Company Number 9303847 – Registered Charity Number 1163705