Our North London centre Toyota Edgware Road has announced backing for an inclusive theatre project which will see young people behind the scenes and taking to the stage as part of a special production.
Taking place on 17th April at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, The Magic Circus Show is an inclusive musical theatre show by young people with and without disabilities, incorporating local solo artist The Fuze together with his band and circus performers.
Toyota Edgware Road, which operates a showroom and a dedicated service facility at different sites on the Edgware Road, has sponsored the production with a £1,500 donation.
The Magic Circus Show features a live band and circus performers and tells the story of a TV talent competition that sucks creativity out of people in a throw away fashion. The main character, Jeanie The Juggler is freed from the evil clutches of the fickle TV world to be part of a real-life show.
The Toyota Edgware Road General Manager Diana Mackinnon said: “I think it’s vital that businesses become involved with local communities and provide additional support which makes a difference. We are proud to be backing the production of The Magic Circus Show which offers young people in the area the opportunity to explore their talents and creativity. We are very much looking forward to the production and strengthening our relationship with Haringey Shed.”
The Magic Circus Show aims to inspire young people to discover their own talents, get involved and to have the confidence to get out and do their own thing in the real world. The production is part of Haringey Shed’s work as an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people. Providing a range of term time after school activities and holiday programmes, the charity also undertakes outreach work in the community, working in local schools, nurseries and community centres. Around 30% of the young people which Haringey Shed works with have a disability or SEN and over 80% are from BME backgrounds with many having been exposed to adverse childhood experiences.