Our impact

Blue Apple have produced 27 original theatre productions since 2005. These have included full company productions of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (2010), ‘The Government Inspector’ (2011), ‘The Snow Queen’ (2013), ‘Arabian Nights’ (2014) and ‘The Selfish Giant’ (2015).

Major touring productions have included the ground-breaking, anti-hate-crime show, Living Without Fear (2011-14); Hamlet (2012); and Much Ado About Nothing (2015).

Hamlet went on to be the subject of William Jessop’s hour-long BBC3 documentary ‘Growing up Downs’ which won the prestigious Creative Diversity Network Most Ground-Breaking Programme Award for changing perceptions of disability and was nominated for an International Emmy.

Much Ado About Nothing gained standing ovations across the South, including performances at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Jersey Arts Centre.

Blue Apple’s dance performances have been commissioned for festivals, conferences and prestigious events nationally.


Blue Apple is leading a study to measure and demonstrate the impact of its work.

By identifying the effect its work has on the social and personal development of its members it aims to bring about widespread change in attitude towards the capabilities of learning disabled and their ability to contribute to society.

Blue Apple believes that its work enables and empowers its performers, challenging perceptions and changing expectations.