May 20, 2015, by David Daley
CANDAL is helping to support the development of a new play for children about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Professor David Daley and the CANDAL team are currently acting as scientific advisors to Wendy Harris, Artistic Director of tutti frutti productions a highly successful, Arts Council England funded l Leeds-based charity producing new theatre for children and family audiences. The new show that CANDAL is advising on is currently in script development and is called “Wild! . The writer of the show will be Canadian –British playwright Evan Placey, winner of the Brian Way Award 2012 for Best Play for Young People and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play for Young Audiences in 2014 and the composer will be Dominic Sales.
The new play will unravel the story of a boy with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tutti frutti create carefully crafted, imaginative, meaningful productions which help children make sense of the world through the safe and shared experience of theatre. Wild! will explore the fragility of a misunderstood boy who lives within his wild imagination, in a sensitive, empathetic but fun, cheeky and accessible way. It will be performed to children aged 3-7 years, their teachers and families across the UK from Spring 2016. One of our many aims within CANDAL is to enhance public understanding of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD and we are all proud to be able to partner with tutti fruttion this exciting and worthy project.