Ambassador Theatre Group presents Cinderella
A set of resources and activities to support productions of Cinderella
"A visit to the theatre can be just a standard experience for many people, but for someone with autism it can be very difficult, confusing and overwhelming. By making a few adjustments at the theatre means that people with autism can experience the show too, many for the first time."
Kerrie Highcock, Family Development Manager, North East Autism Society
Widgit have collaborated with The Ambassador Theatre Group to create symbol resources to support their pantomime audiences this Christmas.
Symbol stories are a great way to create accessible learning materials. Children may find these symbols useful to prepare for their visit to the pantomime.
You can use the Going to the Pantomime resource to anticipate the experience of visiting a theatre at Christmas.
The plot summaries introduce the characters and outlines the story of what happens to Cinderella, her sisters, the Baron and the others.
Each resource comes with flashcards which may help with identifying the characters and objects found in the production and during your visit to the theatre.
"They have been beautifully put together with so much consideration for our VIP panto guests; I am sure they will be thrilled to have these. Not only will the documents heighten the thrill and excitement of a visit to the theatre, they will also reassure, inform and prepare them for what is quite a bizarre experience - a British panto! Oh yes they will!"
Chris Jarvis, actor and presenter
Going to the Pantomime
All of the symbol resources are free and can be downloaded from the ATG website here: