Chance to shine at premiere show

Helen Evans, of Woodlands and Black Cat Community Theatre is performing in Dick Macey. Picture: Andrew Roe
Helen Evans, of Woodlands and Black Cat Community Theatre is performing in Dick Macey. Picture: Andrew Roe
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A DONCASTER playwright who has overcome severe dyslexia and autism is looking forward to seeing her work go from page to stage this weekend.

Helen Evans, of Woodlands Road, Woodlands, has written and directed detective spoof Dick Macey for Black Cat Community Theatre who pride themselves on letting everyone take part.

The 35-year-old used voice-recognition technology on her computer to write the show which was created specifically to give everyone who wanted to take part a role in the production.

She said: “I think of how I want something to be and I just speak it into my computer and it writes the words for me. We have people with special needs, autism and hearing difficulties involved. We like to be inclusive and welcome people with open arms. Theatre can give everyone a really good sense of achievement.”

Set in the roaring 1920s, the show is an all-singing, all-dancing spoof of comic strip counterpart Dick Tracy. Saturday and Sunday shows start at 7pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets £4. Call 01302 729473.