Review: Can I Fit Into This at Smock Alley Theatre

I got a really special invite from Nicola Kealy at Rhythm Room, to come and see their latest collaborative production Can I Fit Into This, and I’m enthralled by the work they have done.

Can I Fit Into This combines able-bodied artists with artists with intellectual disabilities to bring a story-telling experience that explores the strength and the voice of the individual and encourages us all to come out of our box and share our stories with the world – because everyone has a story to tell and they’re all worth listening to.

In a soft and sweet performance from a lively cast, the stories flow naturally and effortlessly with each performer having the opportunity to step into the limelight and show us their performance skills.

I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much at a play, and it’s not just because the production genuinely is so heart-warming but also because the performers are really funny – they chide each other and poke fun. The performance was so amazingly natural and all the performers had incredible confidence on stage. They’re obviously all very close and it’s plain to see how important putting together this production has been for every one of them.

It’s a pity that the show was only on for two nights, but fingers crossed that it’s not the last I’ve seen of Rhythm Room. You can find out more about them here.

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