The popular show returns to The Mermaid Theatre on May 9. The show was created in 2012 by Anna Kennedy OBE, her UK autism charity Anna Kennedy Online, and is supported once again by Pineapple Performing Arts School.
Autism’s Got Talent showcases the diverse and superb talents of people on the autistic spectrum.
Anna Kennedy tells of what Autism’s Got Talent is all about:
“It is all too often said that people with disabilities aren’t capable of very much, and they are unable to rise about the challenges that they are faced. Autism’s Got Talent is a platform for talented individuals with autism to wow the audience and show off their skills and talents. We not only have soloists, but people also perform in groups, which is something many people are quick to judge as impossible for those on the spectrum. Not only are these talented, amazing individuals proving their critics wrong, they are also having fun and achieving so much!”
The show includes talent from people of all ages, including actors, singers, musicians and dancers. Many acts will include those who sat in the audience last year and have been inspired to perform themselves.
Various organisations across the UK are supporting Autism’s Got Talent. Anna Kennedy herself, will even be treating the audience to her Peoples Strictly Charleston with Robin Windsor that scored 4 perfect 10 s!
Celebrity hosts Jake Wood, Mitch Winehouse , Nicola Duffet , Emma Noble – Parker , Steven Smith and many more will also be part of the line up.
Acts will be travelling from all over the UK, which not only proves how popular Autism’s Got Talent is becoming, but how important a platform such as this one is to those on the spectrum.
Anna Kennedy says:
“It is extremely important that people with autism have an outlet. Autism’s Got Talent is a safe and secure environment where those who want to, can express and perform without fear of being judged or criticised. Autism’s Got Talent is one of a kind, and is extremely poignant to those with autism and their families. Those involved can have fun, do what they love, make friends and be themselves, and have one night which is all about them.”
Autism’s Got Talent 2014 was a great success and Anna Kennedy hopes to build upon its success and make this show this year even more spectacular.
2014 was a great success, and we aim to continue to build Autism’s Got Talent year by year. As well as London, we also have the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow, which travels to different cities and theatre’s throughout the country. This provides those and their families who are unable to make it to London with the opportunity to perform and get involved. We really are including the entire autistic community. We are currently working on a roadshow for the North East”
Congratulations to all our performers for 2015
Tickets are available from Lisa.Robins@thevines.org.uk or call 01895 619736
Sponsors for Autism’s got Talent are Living Autism, Achieve Magazine, Hillcrest Autism Services, Lorena Oberg