Wave – A vibrant multi-sensory play for young people (11-30 years) with autism, profound multiple learning disabilities, and severe learning disabilities and their companions.

Join them on the island where Dad is a weather scientist, explore the sensory world of the weather, the workshop and the beach and help Miranda with her dilemma: she loves Dad, but she is an adult now and ready to leave home. How can she tell him without hurting his feelings? Inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’, Wave explores the loving relationship between parent and child.

Originally toured by Nottingham Playhouse is 2015, and written by Gill Brigg, Wave is a rich, colourful, experience offering a unique emotional narrative on the subject of independence and saying goodbye that is appropriate for the physical age of the intended audience. The show also works on sensory levels appropriate for the audience member’s developmental needs.


Wave is performed for small audiences in a purpose-built theatre with set design by Sophia Lovell Smith and features live music, composed and arranged by Matt Marks. Directed by Natasha Holmes, the show offers a unique experience rich in action, colour, sound, touch and emotion and brings interactive show to life with singing and projections, Wave. The audience is invited to explore the set of Dad’s workshop & the beach through sensory interaction. The show is fully accessible and the audience is made to feel welcome and be part of the experience as participants. Young people and their companions are invited to enjoy the show as a shared experience together.

Yorkshire based Children’s Theatre Company, Tell Tale Hearts, present the Nottingham Playhouse production of Wave at Unity Theatre on Friday 3 June, at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Book tickets here.