The Lawnmowers Fool ensemble

The "Fool ensemble" ( Artistic Director Pady O' Connor )

"The actors were brilliantly selected, trained and directed. I’m very intrigued by your work; its quality goes beyond being something worthy and 'for the good of others' and becomes something fantastic because you wouldn’t get that quality from people without those disabilities. The 'disabilities'/'difficulties' become abilities special gifts" John Retallack – Company of Angels

The “Fool Ensemble" is a Physical theatre Project based in the North East of England, it was founded by Pady O’Connor in collaboration with Lawnmowers Theatre Company, for eight years he developed and created the Artistic Vision for the company, As Artistic Director he shared his unique style, enabling people with disabilites to challenge themselves and have a stronger voice within the creation of Physical theatre.

The "Fool Ensemble performed their work in Ireland, France, The Sage Gateshead, Live theatre, South Bank Centre London as part of Unlimited celebrating diversity within theatre.

Pady recently stepped down as Artistic Director to Pursue challenging new exciting projects and start a new journey helping to create Physical and visual inclusive theatre for all through MeeMee theatre.

“The Fool ensemble created fantastical worlds, exploring universal themes such as Love, Death, and relationships using full Character Mask, Commedia dell’Arte, Clown and physical theatre as a starting point, The fool ensemble took the audience on a wonderful journey into their comical often thoughtful observations of life.

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