DARK Horse Theatre returns to the Stephen Joseph Theatre later this month creating mystery, intrigue and a whole lot of laughter with their new show You Have Been Watching.

Set to an energetic sound track, with music including Female of the Species (Space), Bad (Kirsty MacColl) and One Way or Another (Blondie), You Have Been Watching is written and directed by Lucy Campbell, with set design by Laura Ann Price and lighting design by Adam Murdoch.

You Have Been Watching depicts the life of struggling actor Martin Midgley and his farcical journey as detective Bob Newton to stay on the TV sitcom BAD. Will he solve the murder? Will he get the girl? Will anyone stay dead?! With everyone fighting to stay on the show, and rival families at war over a ‘will they, won’t they’ wedding, this is a bittersweet comedy showcasing eight professionally trained actors with learning disabilities.

Huddersfield-based Dark Horse once again shows how quality performances break down the misconception that shows with a learning-disabled cast are a second rate viewing experience.

Dark Horse’s mission is for people with learning disabilities to be given the equality of opportunity to train and work in the performing arts. The company believes that theatre can bring about positive change by helping people see the world differently.

Dark Horse is one of the UK’s leading theatre companies working with actors who have learning disabilities. It utilises the ‘silent approach’, its own bespoke method that removes the obligation for the cognitive deconstruction of language, often a barrier to accessibility for those with moderate learning disabilities such as Down’s Syndrome.

The company also delivers a two-year formal actor training course for people aged 18-plus with learning disabilities and will be introducing a new young company, IGNITE, into its programme of work.

You Have Been Watching can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre at 7.45pm on Wednesday 18 October, and at 1.45pm and 7pm on Thursday 19 October. Tickets cost £10 and £12, and can be booked via the box office on 01723 370541 or the website: www.sjt.uk.com

For further information about the company go to www.darkhorse.co.uk or emailinfo@darkhorsetheatre.co.uk