Down’s Syndrome actress doesn’t let disability get in the way of lead role

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Down’s Syndrome actress doesn’t let disability get in the way of lead role
9th October 2014


Southgate-based theatre company Chickenshed opened a new production this week called 'Alice on the Underground'.
 
Written by the same writer behind Sweeney Todd, Chris Bond, it was first performed in 2003 and toured to critical acclaim.
 
As part of Chickenshed's 40th anniversary, the musical has been updated.
 
The production was written and casted specifically for it's lead actress, Emma Cambridge, who has Down's Syndrome. Despite this, her disability doesn't feature at all in the script. Emma says she doesn't let it stop her from performing just as well as any other actress.
 

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