Final rehearsals have been taking place today for the latest performance by a theatre company which gives people with learning difficulties the chance to act, sing, and dance.
Blue Apple was founded nine years ago and has just received a grant of almost 300 thousand pounds to expand its work. Richard Jones reports
It's a particularly sad reflection on our society - it's thought nine out of ten people with learning disabilities are bullied or harassed each year. But now a group of actors, who themselves have learning difficulties, are hoping to change that.
They've been staging a play for police and social workers to highlight the problems of hate crime. It's called Living without Fear and it's hoped it will give a voice to the victims and help them cope.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ch Sup Insp Wayne Jones of Sussex Police and Jane Jessop, founder of Blue Apple Theatre.
A group of actors with learning disabilities have been performing a play for police and social workers, to highlight the problems of hate crime.
It is thought nine out of ten people with learning disabilities are bullied or harassed each year.
"Living Without Fear" hopes to give voice to the victims as well as helping them cope.
We spoke to Chief Super Inspector Wayne Jones from Sussex Police.