Frosted Glass

Sunday 28th April 2019, 4.30 – 5.30pm

Gulbenkian Cinema

Frosted Glass is an award-winning dramatic film that shows the realities of living on the autistic spectrum. Written by Anthony Fairweather (a performer with Asperger’s Syndrome) and directed the Emmy-Nominated film-maker Ben Cole, the film uses true events to paint a picture of a world that is often talked about, but seldom seen. Find out more at

Key Themes

Poetry bullying, life stories, religion, mental health, relationships, disability in the workplace

Negative Triggers

Bullying, mocking of a stammer, journalist refers to the main character as a psycho. Suicidal ideation, panic attacks and meltdown.

Total Black out (audience): No

What is the audience lighting level?: Medium

Flashing Lights or strobe: No

Loud sounds/noises (inc. music): Shouting, arguing

Repetitive noises: Rhyming, clapping, repetitive speech, sound of heartbeat

Drums: No, heartbeat sounds somewhat like drums

High-pitched tones: Doorbell, electronic tones, bells or xylophones, static-type noise, distorted voice shouting

Unexpected sounds (eg. Crash): Raised voices, characters interrupt each other

Is there background sound/music: yes 

Interactivity and Participation

Audience invited on stage: no

Artist goes into the audience: no

Workshop/manual activity: no

Are participants required to:

Walk around: no

Undertake directed movement: no

Read: no

Draw: no

Construct things: no

Paint: no

Sing: no

Participate in pairs or groups with others: no

Other Details:

If participants are expected to use materials (eg: markers, pencils, scissors) what are these materials: n/a

If the activity is targeted towards this demographic, is it okay for a parent or carer to support children in participation: n/a

If a child is slower in their movements than other children, is there a capacity for that child to have a turn to participate: n/a

Attention Span Information

Is there an intermission: No

Do the audience need to sit in one place during the show: No

Is it okay for audience members to make a noise/move around during the show (ie: a relaxed screening): Yes

Is there an introduction and if so how long is it: No

Senses, Emotions and Effects

Does it have any distinctive smells: no

Does it have any other special effects (eg: smoke machine, bubbles etc): no

Does it explore any textures, and if so please specify: no

Are balloons used in your show: no

Do any of the characters in your show express anger: yes – bullying, frustration, physical assault

To what extent is your show dialogue driven: quite a bit

Other information: Some of the dialogue can be a little hard to hear in places.

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