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'It's a dream come true' at the Royal Opera House

Beth Rose

BBC Ouch

Candoco, a dance company made up of disabled and non-disabled performers, is set to present a world premier at the Royal Opera House this year.

The company will perform Shaun Tan's 'The Lost Thing' alongside musicians and singers.

It is the first time the world famous venue, based in London's Covent Garden, has worked with an inclusive company.

Candoco Dance Company in a performance space
Camilla Greenwell

Dancer Joel Brown, who was paralysed from the chest down in a car crash, said: "For me it's a dream come true."

Candoco will be in residence at the opera house over Christmas.