A play performed by a professional cast of learning disabled and autistic actors is to open at one of London’s leading theatres this weekend in a significant landmark for the arts sector.
Imposter 22, a darkly comic whodunnit, will run for three weeks on the main stage of the Royal Court in Sloane Square. The play, by Molly Davies, has been five years in the making.
Seven out of the eight-strong cast are learning disabled and autistic actors who trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. They helped create the play with Davies, feeding in their experiences over a series of workshops.