People with learning disabilities make history on stage

Extract from BBC News, 9 October 2015

Abbey Davies is 23 and has always wanted to follow her family’s tradition of performing in the West End. However when she was 22-months-old she contracted meningitis that left her brain-damaged and with learning disabilities.

Thanks to the efforts of David Stanley, who founded the Essex-based Music Man Project, Abbey joined 200 adults, children and special-school pupils on the stage of the London Palladium in what is believed to be the first performance of its kind in a West End theatre…

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