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Auditions for autism film based in Stoke-On-Trent

Auditions are taking place for a new film about the life of an autism campaigner from Stoke-On-Trent.

The short film "Twin Brothers Worlds Apart" will be based on a biography book about Kevin Healey.

It is set in the early 1980's and will focus on Kevin as a child growing up with Aspergers syndrome.

It includes his obsessions, bullying he received at school and his struggles with understanding the world. It will also feature his twin brother Shaun who has autism non- verbal.

There will be various scenes, funny scenes, dramatic screens, bullying, school life and home life lasting about 20 minutes.

Auditions are taking place at the Queens Theatre in Burslem between midday and 8pm.

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