Cartoonopolis set for the Royal Exchange Theatre

Lewis Bray’s Cartoonopolis is set for the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of a UK tour.

The show will take to the stage at the St. Ann’s Square theatre on May 16 and 17.

Cartoonopolis is a funny and touching portrait of family life written for the stage as a one-man show.

Based on real events, it gives an insight into the world of Lewis’ brother, Jack – a young man with autism, and their parents.

As a child, Jack’s autism meant he found it difficult to express himself until an encounter with Buzz Lightyear changed his life forever.

After watching Toy Story, Jack found cartoons provided him with a gateway.

Now as a young man, he has created a huge imaginary world – Cartoonopolis.

The production, directed by Matt Rutter and Chris Tomlinson, was first staged in 2015 thanks to the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Ignition Project.

Creator Lewis Bray said: “This is the real story about living with Jack, and his imaginary world.

“It’s also about my heroes, our mum and dad.

“How my family learnt to live with Jack’s fictional town, all the cartoon characters, and his autism”.

By sharing his family’s story on tour, Lewis hopes to give audiences an insight into life with autism.

Adult tickets are £12 while concessions are priced at £10. These can be purchased via the Royal Exchange Theatre box office.

TNT Entertainment

Photo Credit: Royal Exchange Theatre

 

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