BBC News: Actor’s disabled son told to leave theatre show

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Source:  BBC News / May 03, 2018


A disabled man was asked to leave a theatre show his father was acting in when an audience member complained because he was making noises.

Harry Boniface, 25, was watching Into the Woods at The Swan Theatre in Worcester, the Worcester News reported.

Martin Boniface said his son is non-verbal and has “profound and multiple” learning difficulties.

The theatre said it is “devastated” and would have dealt with it appropriately if it had been aware.

Harry, who communicates with sounds and signing, was making animal noises during the first half of a matinee performance of the musical when the woman in front turned around and “shushed” him, his father said.

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