A cast of autistic and neurodivergent individuals will be performing School Of Rock at Yarm School this April…
The award-winning North East-based charity Daisy Chain will be staging its second full-service user musical, School of Rock, at The Princess Alexandra Auditorium at Yarm School from 8 to 10 April.
The Daisy Chain Rising Stars Project, funded by the ScottishPower Foundation, features a cast autistic and neurodivergent individuals. The young people and adults taking part will take to the stage to showcase their talents. From singing and acting to dancing and comedy, they will bring to life on stage the well-known Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, School of Rock.
Head of Children’s Services, Jennifer Hewitt said: “The funding we have received from the ScottishPower Foundation has enabled us to create an inclusive platform where autistic and neurodivergent individuals can shine brightly on stage.
“School of Rock isn’t just a musical; it’s a celebration of diversity, talent, and the
boundless potential within each of us. Through this production, we are not only
showcasing their remarkable abilities but also breaking down barriers, fostering
understanding, and inspiring audiences to embrace the beauty of differences.”
Melanie Hill, Executive Officer and Trustee of the ScottishPower Foundation added: “We’re committed to supporting organisations that celebrate diversity through the arts and we’re delighted that our funding has enabled the project to work with such a talented group of young people to unlock and showcase their talents. What an achievement! Break a leg!”
Tickets for the performances are £5 each, and the show is open to the general
Tickets are now on sale, and you can book them here.