The Reason I Jump App Launched


  • A free augmented reality experience now on offer to visitors to the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow from May 2019, celebrating neurodiversity through storytelling
  • Launched as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s partnership with the National Autistic Society

Download  a free augmented reality experience and use it in the Meadow and Wood

Following the success of performances of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of The Reason I Jump at Glasgow’s Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow last summer, a free app for all ages, based on the production is being launched.

The Reason I Jump, based on the book by Naoki Higashida, translated by David Mitchell and Keiko Yoshida was a production conceived and directed by Graham Eatough and designed by Observatorium. It was an outdoor performance experienced within a maze and featuring a labyrinth created by the local community. The production was created with, and performed by, a group of Scottish artists with autism and was presented to critical acclaim in June 2018.

The free app offers an augmented reality experience for visitors to the  Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow who will be able to enjoy aspects of the The Reason I Jumpthrough a specially developed digital experience, walking through the maze in search of labyrinthine marker-points. Once located – and viewed through the app – the marker points transform the surrounding space, filling it with sights and sounds. App Users will experience pop-up digital performances from the show, as well as music, stories and creative expressions gathered through a series of workshops with local young people on the autistic spectrum from High Park Communications Unit and Abercorn School.

The whole project is a celebration of neurodiversity through storytelling

Pupils from Abercorn join other cast members from RIJ

Pupils from Abercorn School including Coery Nicholson (cast member from Reason I Jump), join other RIJ cast members, Emma McCaffrey and Nicola Tuxworth and Nick Ward (CEO of National Autistic Society Scotland) and Karen Allan (National Theatre of Scotland) to help launch The Reason I Jump immersive app in the North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood where visitors can interact with performances and stories from the 2018 production. Abercorn students were involved in the creation of the app. The National Theatre of Scotland works in partnership with National Autistic Society Scotland to bring theatre to neurodiverse audiences in Scotland and to celebrate the work of neurodiverse artists.

Elise Spence from Abercorn School, helps launch The Reason I Jump app

Elise Spence from Abercorn School, helps launch The Reason I Jump immersive app in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow where visitors can interact with performances and stories from the 2018 production. . The National Theatre of Scotland works in partnership with National Autistic Society Scotland to bring theatre to neurodiverse audiences in Scotland and to celebrate the work of neurodiverse artists.

Nicola Tuxworth (Reason I Jump cast member), Cat MacFarlane (pupil at Abercorn School) and Emma McCaffrey (Reason I Jump cast member), helps launch The Reason I Jump immersive app in the Children’s Wood and North Kelvin Meadow where visitors can interact with performances and stories from the 2018 production. Abercorn students were involved in the creation of the app. The National Theatre of Scotland works in partnership with National Autistic Society Scotland to bring theatre to neurodiverse audiences in Scotland and to celebrate the work of neurodiverse artists.

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