Founded in in 2013 by Artistic Directors / performers Lucy Garland and Amber Onat Gregory, Frozen Light creates high-quality touring productions for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). Their story-driven productions have an emotional narrative that is explored through multi-sensory experiences, supported with integrated visual communication and live music. By creating safe and accessible spaces to present their work in mainstream theatres, the company provides audiences with complex needs greater opportunity to access community buildings and become more visible in society.
Incorporating sign language and a live original musical soundscape, HOME tells the story of two women learning to survive after their city has been destroyed by a dust storm. Taking us on a journey of friendship as the two women work together to build a new home and long for rescue, the play brings joy and laughter through a unique interactive experience involving individual engagement for the PMLD members of the audience via touch, smell and sound.
In the press
"Unique and expertly devised theatrical experience” ★★★★★ Reviews Hub
"Frozen Light show perfectly how theatre can and should push the boundaries and be a place of accessible exploration and inclusion for all" Opening Night
DevisorLucy Garland, Amber Onat Gregory, Al Watts, Kate O'Connor
Number of people on stage3
Number of people in touring company4
10ft container to freight the set. The set weighs approximately 500 kg.
Touring AvailabilityFrom September 2017
Scale of venueSmall-scale (capacity up to 400)
Minimum performance space8m x 7m
Text-basedLight (very little or no text),
Medium (some text with a strong visual/physical element)
Also contains:Interactivity, Live Music
VenuePleasance Courtyard (Pleasance Beyond)
Production dates21-24 , 26-28 AUGUST
Audience capacity6 people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities plus their carers. Additional tickets for delegates/industry.
Contact for touring
Amber Onat Gregory
Contact at showcase
Frozen Light deliver workshops for artists and University students on creating multi-sensory theatre for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD). The workshops cover:
- What does Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities mean
- How to create performances that are accessible to people with PMLD
- Working with the multi-sensory
- Creating a safe space for theatre to take place in
- Narrative vs no narrative
- Visual communication
- Music and people with PMLD
- Emotional narrative and theatricality in multi-sensory performance