A HAMPSHIRE theatre company will star in a BBC documentary later this month.

Growing Up Down’s is the incredible story of a group of young actors with Down’s Syndrome, who set out to create a touring production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Along the way, the play begins to blur with their real lives, leading to romance, rows and revelations.

This funny, intimate and uplifting film is the first for broadcast by William Jessop, the brother of leading man Tommy.

Blue Apple Theatre, based in Winchester, is an ambitious theatre company which gives performers with learning disabilities the chance to bring high quality productions to a wide audience.

Details of their 2014 production at Theatre Royal Winchester in June will be announced soon.

  • The documentary, directed by Will for Maverick TV, will be shown on BBC3 at 9pm on Tuesday, January 21.