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Play, Sat 9 Sep 2017

Living with Luke

Living with Luke


Following a hugely successful tour of the UK in 2016, the acclaimed play by Paul T. Davies comes to Colchester for two performances only!


One Dad wrestles with autism!

Danson Thunderbolt is no ordinary Dad, and his teenage son Luke is not so ordinary either. For Luke is autistic and the Autistic Shadow gets between them every single day, making communication a struggle. So what’s a Dad to do? Wrestle the Autistic Shadow that’s what!

Join us in a real wrestling ring as Thunderbolt fights the Shadow - literally - to make contact with Luke and the Ref tries to keep control! Funny, poignant and real, the play is adapted from the blog Living with Luke, and fuses wrestling and theatre to show what life is like living with an autistic child.

Part wrestling match, part play, Living With Luke returns to its home town and is not to be missed!

Suitable for 12+, though containing some strong language – and wrestling!

“Brilliant acting and very well portrayed. As a parent myself of an autistic teenage son it was like having a ringside seat (literally) of my own life, which I have to say was 'spot on'.” (Audience member)

Tickets £14 / £12 concessions.
Doors open 2.30pm, show starts 3pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 Sep 2017 14:30 19:30


Tickets £14 / £12 concessions.


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

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By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality