Acting on Impulse collides with ‘Captain America’!
Looking at the photo, you’d be right to speculate about Darlington’s hat. Those of you who came to ‘Dream on the Streets’ will recognise it as part of Puck’s costume. Darlington was our magnificent Puck, giving it his creative all. So on 20th September, when Acting on Impulse was invited to take part in Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, it was only fitting that Darlington should address the audience in the hat that was part of his best role to date.
Darlington has told us so much about Creative Support over the past few years and it was great to meet Jackie and the Referrals Team. Creative Support is based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and is ‘a high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other support needs.’ They work with over 50 local authorities in England.
Lauren and Darlington talked about Acting on Impulse and Darlington read a poem written for the occasion. We showed a presentation of our work over the past three years, illustrated by photos of Darlington at workshops and in performance. Then we showed ‘Humanitas’, which people found very moving. We ended with film clips from ‘Dream on the Streets,’ showcasing Puck and his mischief.
All the way through we were battling with noise from outside. The streets around us were sealed off to traffic and giant scenery hoardings were being erected across the end of the street, transforming it into 1940′s Brooklyn. ‘Captain America’ is being filmed right here, so if the Acting on Impulse crew are reading this, get yourself down there to register as extras!!
Congratulations to Creative Support for the magnificent work they do in improving the quality of life of so many people. And well done Darlington for yet another star performance!