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First Act 2011, a Shanklin based theatre company created for disabled adults on the Isle of Wight, has been given £3800 by WightAid.

The money will to help fund First Act 2011’s upcoming production of ‘The Snow Queen’ in December.

First Act 2011 provides weekly theatre workshops for people with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight. Members of the group meet at Shanklin Theatre and take part in activities and rehearsals which lead to two final performances at the end of the year.

The money given by WightAid will be used to buy a large LED screen, costumes and props. Carol Laidler who runs First Aid 2011 has said:

“We’re just so extremely grateful because we would not have been able to have hired the screens if we hadn’t had this funding. To add something so special to the show will be the icing on the cake for us.”

They will take to the stage 11th and 12th December. Tickets will be available from Shanklin Theatre’s Box Office in September.