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The Musical Wicked is a show which never fails to get young people excited about theatre, and this was certainly the case for the 30 blind and partially sighted young people we took to see it in March.  They were all attending an ‘Envision’ day, which is a full day at a West End theatre tailored to accommodate their visual impairments. 

Mousetrap’s newest team member, Emily, went along and she said “seeing the teenagers taking part in the drama activities before the show was absolutely amazing! Their excitement and enthusiasm was contagious and they really threw themselves into it.”

They loved the touch tour of the set, props and especially meeting the cast in costume – it’s fair to say that a lot of selfies were taken!

Afterwards, we received this letter from a young participant from Streatham, Edesiri. 

“I am writing to tell you how grateful I am for this wonderful theatre trip.  I really enjoyed the Wicked show. My favourite character/actor was Galinda. She was funny.

I enjoyed acting drama class and working with other people. I loved the group work because I got to make new friends that are same age as me.  I loved the touch tour especially the fake gun.  It was really big and it felt tall.  I also enjoyed the audio description.  It made me understood the play.

At first I thought Wicked was just going to be one of those boring plays, but that changed when I saw this play in the theatre. So, I have written this letter just to say thank you very much to you all.”