Stephen Hawking to feature as narrator at Paralympic opening ceremony

Directors say ceremony is about challenging perceptions and will be very different from Danny Boyle's

Those behind the Paralympic opening ceremony have revealed it will feature Sir Ian McKellen, Prof Stephen Hawking, and the "world's biggest apple crunch" as part of a "unique and extraordinary piece of work about challenging our perceptions".

Stephen Daldry, who is overseeing all four Olympic ceremonies, said the ceremony – titled Enlightenment and directed by Jenny Sealey and Bradley Hemmings – was very different from the Olympics ceremonies.

"If Danny Boyle's was very much about two revolutions and popular culture and Kim Gavin's was very much about a symphony of British music, then what you will get from Jenny and Bradley is something very different," said the Billy Elliot director.

Sealey, the director of the country's leading disability theatre company, said she and Hemmings were feeling "very slightly nervous, terrified and excited" about the ceremony,
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