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Accessibility criteria*

  • Accessible car-parking
  • BSL Interpretation
  • Induction Loop available
  • Relaxed Performance
  • Wheelchair access

* Other Access Details available on request

“Let me tell you about Foxwood. A place that my skipping voice would not get me thrown down stairs. Unlike other schools. It was very much like other schools.”

From 1998-2002, Neal Pike attended a special educational needs school in Nottinghamshire. Five Years is about trying to hold on to a sense of who you are during those messy, brutal and mundane years of adolescence. With warmth and humour that cuts to the bone, Neal Pike explores identity, community and the parts of him that were shaped by Foxwood.

Five Years is a return to Foxwood, a collection of stories that have, until now, been held privately. They shape a personal reflection on what it’s like to be a teenager and “disabled”.

“Full of heart, humanity, hurt & some bloody good laughs”
Comedian, Lauren Stone.

“Evocative use of language brought Foxwood School to life”
New Writing North. Read the full review here.

“The show talks of human-ness, of vulnerability, and ultimately of escaping those boxes.”
Disability Arts Online. Read the full review here.


Five Years is a Relaxed Show with specific pre-show information provided here. All performance of Five Years are BSL interpreted.

Age guidance: 14+

This is a Pay-What-You-Can event.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is very limited at the Centre but there are plenty of options and good public transport links. See our website for more details.

And how much does it cost?
We try to keep all our events at Chapel FM as cheap and accessible as possible. This is a Pay-what-you-can event. We like to make as many as our events at Chapel FM truly affordable so we ask you to decide what you can afford to contribute £2, £5, £8... We won't take any money upfront but you can reserve yourself a ticket through eventbrite and then make your contribution on the door on the night. All moneys raised is split between the artists and supporting our work at Chapel FM.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can always give Chapel FM a call on 0113 22 55 944

Have a look at the tour trailer...

A Relaxed Show...

What is a relaxed performance?
Relaxed performances offer a warm welcome to people who find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of theatre behaviour. This can include: people with learning disabilities, movement disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, other neurological conditions, those with young children or babies, and of course, people with Tourettes.

Many other people may choose to attend a relaxed performance, either as an access requirement or because they like the inclusive environment.

Relaxed performances take a laid-back approach to noises or movement coming from the audience. They give everyone permission to relax and respond naturally. Many people feel that relaxed performances offer a more dynamic theatrical experience, which benefits everyone.

Information for Five Years

There is specific pre-show guide available regarding the performance of Five Years at Chapel FM. Click on the links to download it in either .DOC or .PDF formats. And for any further information please email adrian@headstogether.org or call Chapel FM on 0113 22 55 944

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