Our mission is:
...to produce, pioneer and promote stunning inclusive performances locally, nationally and internationally.
Hijinx is a professional theatre company, based at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, who tour and collaborate throughout the UK and internationally, to critical acclaim.
What makes us different is that our casts always include actors who have learning disabilities. The ability of these effortlessly talented performers is at the heart of every show we produce, creating work that is utterly absorbing, surprising and provocative.
We call it inclusive theatre because it makes much of the skills and raw talent of people who often get overlooked in today’s world and gives them a platform to make and perform stunning theatre alongside actors who don’t have disabilities. We cast actors with learning disabilities and/or autism alongside neurotypical actors because of their disability not despite their disability. They make us challenge and re-imagine the world.
Training actors with learning disabilities to perform at a professional level is also at the heart of our mission. We have established the only professional performance training in Wales for actors with learning disabilities: there are two Hijinx Academies in Cardiff, one in West Wales, one in North Wales and one in Mid Wales.
The more our work is seen the more we can change society's perception of disability. We are unashamedly ambitious. We aspire to be a global flagship for excellent inclusive practice. Taking risks and pushing boundaries is the very essence of our work.