Performing Disability Histories

Talking Heads

This short film is presented by David Toole and Nicola Wildin. It tells the real stories of five disabled people (Florence, Dan, Poppy, Holly and Harvey)  who grew up with physical impairments  between Second World War and the 21st Century. Together they cover themes of Family, Education, Medical Treatment, Employment and Identity. The stories are re-told by Nicola and David, both professional disabled actors.

Learning Materials

A series of exercise were created and can be accessed by the menu to the left. These exercises are to be used in conjunction with the Talking Heads film. Each relates to one of the five life stories. Teachers/ practitioners are free to adapt the exercises according to the age and ability level of the group. (insert Talking Heads questions)

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