An Irish theatre company with a difference is bound for an international festival in Denmark.

The actors at the Shadowbox Theatre Company have learning difficulties and some have mental health problems and physical disabilities.

Shadowbox Theatre Company was formed some three years ago to meet the need for high quality, professional arts work for those who have little access to mainstream arts activity.

Colm Connolly meets the group director Gemma Gallagher and artistic director Frieda Hand, who commend the work of this group of actors.

The philosophy behind the group is that every member of society has creative potential.

The group are currently in rehearsals for a play which they devised themselves and based largely on mirror images of their own lives. The play will be part of an international theatre festival in Denmark and Shadowbox are the only Irish theatre group invited to participate.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 March 2002. The reporter is Colm Connolly.