About the Ensemble
The ruckus ensemble was formed in 2011 after a call out for anyone interested and had experience in writing & performance and who also identified as having disability. A group of 8 people showed up who all also happened to have Down Syndrome. Armed with their writings, thoughts and ideas they embarked on the Exercise (book) Classes series of workshops where they worked alongside Beyond the Square’s Alison Richardson and also guest writing tutor Jessica Bellamy to come up with a short devised piece of work, Love Heart Cardigan in December 2011. In 2012 group named themselves the ruckus ensemble and started work on devising the new theatre work See In Me for presentation in February 2013.