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Hijinx’s acclaimed online digital experience will be part of Summerhall’s Fringe programme 2021 at Summerhall (Online)

August 21, 2021 at 7pm to August 29, 2021 at 8pm
The award-winning innovative (and interactive!) live digital experience will be streaming as part of Summerhall’s online programme for 2021, from Sunday 22 August to Sunday 29 August. Metamorphosis is inspired by Franz Kafka’s classic novella reimagined for online audiences. The production is performed live on Zoom, exploring the advantages, limitations, and comedic value of video calls. Metamorphosis was an experiment for Hijinx in recreating the highly interactive nature of their previous…See More
Jul 1, 2021
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Meet Fred at Sherman Theatre

September 26, 2019 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm
Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl. But when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of control.Cardiff’s Hijinx, winners of The Stage International Award 2019, return to Sherman Theatre with Meet Fred. This global phenomenon has been translated into ten languages and performed in over 100 cities. Now is your opportunity to see Meet Fred back in its home city.See More
Sep 2, 2019
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What I do:
A professional theatre company making provocative, contemporary theatre that tours the world.
A little more about me:
Hijinx productions always include actors with learning disabilities and the ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every performance.

This inclusive style of theatre highlights the skills and raw talent of people who are often overlooked in today’s society and provides them with a platform to create and perform stunning theatre alongside actors without disabilities.
Projects I’m working on:
Hijinx Academies provide the only professional performance training course in Wales for actors with learning disabilities.

More than 70 actors with a range of impairments including Downs Syndrome, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome have been trained through academies in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Aberystwyth, and Prestatyn.

This accessible casting website represents Hijinx actors to theatre, TV and film industries and enables them to have further employment opportunities and greater financial independence.

Specialist communications training is offered to all public-facing staff who regularly encounter learning disabled and other vulnerable customers with communication challenges.

Uniquely it is delivered by learning disabled trainers, supported by a Hijinx facilitator, and is always interactive, energetic and creative. This pioneering approach has earned awards for both clients and Hijinx.

The Hijinx Unity Festival showcases a remarkable range of international inclusive and disabled performances and is one of the largest inclusive arts festivals in Europe and the only one of its kind in Wales.

This much loved, non-professional community theatre group sees disabled and non-disabled actors performing together as equal partners. Every year Odyssey produces a Christmas show at Wales Millennium Centre, supported by a professional production team.
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Call out for puppeteers in Meet Fred, a Hijinx production in association with Blind Summit.

A cloth puppet fights prejudice every day. Fred just wants to be part of the real world, to get a job and meet a girl, but when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred’s life begins to spiral out of his control.

Meet Fred is an adult theatre show with a puppet as its main character. Performed by a cast of 7: 3…


Posted on June 5, 2019 at 3:06

Galw am bypedwyr ar gyfer Meet Fred, cynhyrchiad Hijinx ar y cyd â Blind Summit.

Mae pyped clwt yn ymladd rhagfarn bob dydd. Unig ddymuniad Fred yw bod yn rhan o’r byd go iawn, cael swydd a chwrdd â merch, ond pan yw’n wynebu’r bygythiad o golli ei LBP (Lwfans Byw Pypedwaith) mae bywyd Fred yn dechrau ffrwcsio’n lân ac yntau’n colli rheolaeth ar y bywyd hwnnw.

Sioe theatr i oedolion gyda…


Posted on June 5, 2019 at 3:00

JOB: Hijinx Chief Executive

Hijinx are looking for a Chief Executive to follow on from the tenure of Clare Williams, who held the reins whilst the company went through a period of phenomenal growth and won a raft of accolades and awards, including The Stage International Theatre Award, Arts & Business Arts Award and The Welsh Charity of the Year for Outstanding Impact.

Hijinx has its headquarters at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay but operates across Wales - with hubs in Prestatyn, Carmarthen,…


Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:08


Exciting new opportunity to work with Wales’ award winning inclusive theatre company Hijinx


The Coordinator will be engaged 4 days a week from Monday- Thursday and be based at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Assisting learning disabled Hijinx Academy Actors and Drama Foundation students in daily classes

• Setting monthly targets for Academy actors



Posted on October 23, 2018 at 0:57

Cardiff University Medical School Seeking Diverse Role Play Actors - Paid Opportunity

A note from our friends at Cardiff University Medical School…

Cardiff University, School of Medicine is seeking actors of all ages to deliver training in communication skills for our undergraduate medical students. We have always aimed to make cases for our students diverse but have struggled to recruit actors that represent the diversity of our local population. Actors work…


Posted on July 31, 2018 at 22:17

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At 5:06 on March 1, 2013, Sean Jones said…
My first friends on national theatre Wales! Thank you! And I should mention I play guitar xx
At 3:58 on December 15, 2011, Jen Thornton said…

Hi Ness, 

A blog post is definitely a good idea, and I would post about it in the relevant Group to. For this one that's probably the Creatives group, or maybe Producers. Or both! If you pop it on a blog post I can feature it and it will be on the front page for a while then. 



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