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National Theatre Captioned Performances

Start date: June 26, 2017

End date: June 26, 2018

Location: The National Theatre

Venue: The National Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
Price: £16 (plus companion at same price) or £15 for Travelex shows (plus companion at same price)
Book online: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk (captioned-performances)

Each season we have at least two captioned performances of every production at the National Theatre. This season includes: Pinocchio, Follies, Jane Eyre and Angels in America, to name a few. To find out more about what we have on for you this season visit: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/access

  • Free synopsis available to all bookers
  • Infrared audio headsets and personal neck loops available
  • Script-lending service
  • Assistance dogs are welcome and can be taken into the auditoriums
  • Contego wireless audio amplification available on Backstage Tours
  • Free parking in the NT car park for Blue Badge holder attending performances

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

The Maids

Start date: October 17, 2017

End date: November 4, 2017

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm - 7:30pm (check schedule)

Location: DundeeRep, Dundee, DD1 1PB

The Maids

By Jean Genet
In a translation by Martin Crimp

Director: Eve Jamieson
Designer: Kenneth MacLeod
Lighting Designer: Tim Mascall
Composer: David Paul Jones

Date: Tues 17 Oct – Sat 4 Nov 7.30pm
Tickets: £12-£25
BSLI & Audio Described: Saturday, 4 November @ 2.30pm

The Maids marks the 70th anniversary of its first production. Exploring themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal – The Maids is a play of masks and mirror, symbols and rituals, dreams and illusions.

This mix between fantasy and reality follows maids, Solange and Claire, unable to escape their dismal lives; together they have built a fantasy world, torn by love and loathing of their mistress. This comedy quickly turns into tragedy, and the two young women find themselves the prisoners of their own game.

This female three-hander stars the three original Ensemble members, performing together as a three-piece for the first time in 18 years. A psychological thriller that promises to be just as powerful as it was when it was first performed in 1947!

To book: Tel – 01382 223530 or via website: www.dundeerep.co.uk

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Touretteshero Pit Party-Brewing in the Basement

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 12pm to 10pm

Location: The Pit, Silk Street, London.


Date/Time: Sat 4 Nov – 12-5pm
Facilitated activities, performances and a parade for everyone.

Date/Time: Sat 4 Nov – 6-10pm
Performances, music and dancing for everyone.

Location: The Pit, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

All activities, performances and parades are accessible (BSL-interpreted and live captioned). They are also relaxed, which means you’re welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

Touretteshero are going to mix things up in The Pit with an immersive theatrical event this Guy Fawkes weekend. Brewing in the Basement will be a catalyst for creativity; bringing everyone together to laugh, experiment and share ideas in a lively and collaborative environment. This is an invitation to rethink and explore what access to the arts for everyone means whilst challenging traditional boundaries of contemporary theatre.

Through a series of interdisciplinary and inclusive activities and performances, Touretteshero’s imaginative takeover celebrates the UK’s thriving disability arts scene. The event culminates in a parade through the Barbican Centre to celebrate diversity, difference, and disability culture.


Captain Hotknives (Sat eve only)
Comedy songwriter

Perky (all performances)
An activist group who use the arts to open up conversations about womanhood.

Sounds Like Chaos (Sat eve only)
A radical performance company with the ideas, experience and culture of teenagers at its heart.

The Fish Police (Sat eve only)
Electronic pop band. The Fish Police are a Heart n Soul production.

More performers: TBC

See web page – tap here: www.barbican.org.uk

BSL lecture: Restoring Windsor Castle after the fire

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Windsor Castle

Date: Saturday 11 November
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Booking fee: £12, booking essential

Deaf presenter John Wilson will give a lecture in BSL about the dramatic battle to stop the flames during the Windsor Castle fire in 1992. Learn how irreplaceable works of art from the Royal Collection were saved and the subsequent restoration project at Windsor. Your visit also includes a chance to explore the Castle, independently, once the lecture has finished.

Voiceover will be provided.

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here


Date: November 22, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford


Signed performance Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm

Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford, DA1 1ED
Book online: www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Ticket Office: 01322 220000

“THE No.1 GREATEST MUSICAL!” 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4

He’s the one that you want! Tom Parker, from the UK’s top boy band The Wanted, is to star in his first ever theatrical role as ‘bad boy’ Danny in Grease, the No.1 greatest musical.

Also starring Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy and EastEnders’ & Strictly Come Dancing’s Louisa Lytton as Rizzo, this original, electrifying West End production lights up The Orchard Theatre in November 2017 for one week only.

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

The REP’s Introduction to Directing Course for D/deaf and Disabled Artists

Start date: September 13, 2017

End date: November 22, 2017

Location: Birmingham

The REP and the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS) have today launched an ‘Introduction to Directing‘ course for West Midlands based new and emerging D/deaf and disabled directors in autumn 2017. The course will offer an amazing opportunity for anyone that has considered a career in directing or already has some experience but has faced barriers from pursuing it further.

We are aware that for a long time D/deaf and disabled artists have faced barriers accessing mainstream training and opportunities that would aid their career progression. The course will be an introductory look at the toolkit you will need to pursue a career in theatre as well as a showcase of your work to an invited audience at the end. It is also a great opportunity to meet, work and learn from the in-house arts team at the REP.

The course will include weekly workshops with professional theatre directors and practitioners from both The REP and beyond focussing on the skills and resources individuals need to take work from the page to the stage and to continue to develop their craft.

The first workshop will begin on the evening of Wednesday 13 September 2017 and will run every week for 10 weeks culminating in a sharing of participants work to an invited audience.

All access requirements (i.e. BSL interpreter, etc) will be met.

>> See link for more information and how to apply – tap here

Borough Market – Borough Talks & Apple Day events

Start date: August 22, 2017

End date: November 22, 2017

Time: Multiple Events

Location: See Event Info

Borough Talks

Borough Talks

Borough Talks, a series of public debates presented by Borough Market, explores some of the most interesting and important issues relevant to today’s food world

When: Tuesday 12th September 2017, 7-9pm
Price: Tickets for each debate cost £17.50
Book now: boroughmarket.org.uk 

Apple DayApple Day

Food writer, historian and host of the Borough Market Cookbook Club, Angela Clutton, will be taking the helm at the demonstration kitchen on 22nd October, as part of our lively Apple Day family festival, held in honour of the annual harvest. The festival will run from 12-4pm and you can join Angela for a BSL interpreted demo kitchen from 12-1:30pm. Expect tips, tastings and recipes at this free cookery demo

When: 22nd October 2017, 12-4pm
Find out more: boroughmarket.org.uk   

Rambert – A Linha Curva, and other works. Sign Language Performance.

Date: November 22, 2017

Time: 18.30

Location: Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Rambert – A Linha Curva

Venue: Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Roseberry Avenue, EC1R 4TN
Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Time: 18.30
Price: £12-£40
Book Online: www.sadlerswells.com

Itzik Galili’s party piece for Rambert returns to Sadler’s Wells for a percussion-fuelled carnival of dance. 28 dancers, four samba drummers and a dazzling light show contribute to its infectious energy.

Rising star Ben Duke’s dance theatre creation is inspired by the music and spirit of Nina Simone, with a selection of her best loved songs performed live on stage.

The programme also features a celebration of the dancers’ virtuosity choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis, director of Greek National Opera Ballet, with a newly commissioned score by Ilan Eshkeri.

During the performance the interpreter will sign the mood and dynamic of the music.


Start date: November 1, 2017

End date: November 29, 2017

Time: 20:00

Location: ND2, Regent’s Place, NW1 3HG


Brought to you by Deafinitely Theatre & New Diorama Theatre

British Sign Language (BSL) performance

By: Mike Bartlett
Directed by: Paula Garfield

Dates and time:
Wed 1 – Wed 29 Nov @ 20:00
Sat Matinees @ 16:00
(No performances Sun/Mon)

£14.50 / £12.50 (concessions)
£12.50 Previews (1 – 7 Nov)

Venue: ND2, 1 Triton Square, Regent’s Place, NW1 3HG

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

‘It’s very important that you stay healthy.
That the environment you work in is safe.
That you feel comfortable, and secure.
That you feel balanced, safe, and in control.’

Are your employers concerned about your welfare? Do they have a duty of care? Emma thinks so, but when she begins a relationship with colleague Darren her Manager suggests she might be in breach of contract. A series of bizarre meetings follow, during which the consequences of Emma’s actions take on a disturbing quality… A dark comedy about faceless corporations, nameless management and the boundaries between work and play.

Deafinitely Theatre is the UK’s only professional deaf-led theatre company, creating bilingual productions of classic and contemporary plays for deaf and hearing audiences that combine the visual storytelling of British Sign Language with the immediacy of spoken English. Deafinitely Theatre’s CONTRACTIONS, the first professional revival of the play in London since its debut at the Royal Court Theatre, marks the company’s 15th anniversary, following productions at the Gate, Soho and Globe theatres. Staged in collaboration with New Diorama Theatre on a disused trading floor, it will be Deafinitely Theatre’s first site-specific show.

‘A smart, inventive revival… This bilingual staging, so fluidly handled, makes you appreciate the richness of the text anew’
– The Stage on Deafinitely Theatre’s Grounded

‘Deafinitely, I’d say, theatre for everyone’
– The Guardian

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

>> Or or ring the box office on 0207 383 9034

Captioned Performances at the Royal Court Theatre

Start date: October 20, 2017

End date: December 19, 2017

Time: Varies

Location: Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre - Oct-Dec 2017

Autumn/Winter 2017/18
Location: Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS
Price: £15 plus a companion at the same price
More info: Tap here to visit website

Our upcoming captioned performances include:

Victory Condition by Chris Thorpe
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 7.00pm

B by Guillermo Calderón, translated by William Gregory
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 9.00pm

Goats by Liwaa Yazji, translated by Katharine Halls
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7.30pm

To see the full list – tap here

To find out more about your visit to the Royal Court – tap here

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Start date: December 8, 2017

End date: December 30, 2017

Location: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Oxon, OX11 7NE

The Nutcracker and The Mouse King

Date of the signed performance: Thursday 21 Dec 2017 @ 11:00am

Dates: 8 to 30 December 2017
Time: Varies
Booking fee: £15, Conc £13.50, Members £12 and Family Ticket £50

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

In a new musical version for the whole family developed by Andrew Barry, Matt Borgatti, Will Dollard and Mary Erskine

Book by Matt Borgatti
Music and lyrics by Will Dollard and Mary Erskine
Directed by Andrew Barry

When Maria and her family turn up at a dusty old toyshop on Christmas Eve, full of raggedy old toys and a mysterious toymaker, they’d rather be anywhere else. But all is not as it seems- when everyone goes to bed the toys in the shop burst into life with music, singing and dancing. Maria meets the Nutcracker, a toy who has been cursed by the evil Mouse King. Together they must find a way to lift the curse and save Christmas for everyone.

The world of the Nutcracker and the Mouse king is vividly brought to life with new songs and music, performed live by actor musicians supported by a talented young company ensemble from the local community.


‘Incredible, innovative Children’s Theatre’ – What’s On Stage

‘Groundbreaking’ – The Stage

‘Dazzling’ – The Guardian

‘Unmissable’ – Timeout

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

Beauty & the Beast – A fully BSL integrated panto!

Start date: December 1, 2017

End date: December 31, 2017

Time: Various

Location: Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

Venue: Cast in Doncaster
Date: 1-31 December 2017
Price: Tickets £19.50
Off Peak performances 50p off
Concessions £3 off all performances
Family of four ticket from £64
Groups 10+ £16, Groups 30+ £15 (off peak performances only)
Book Online: www.castindoncaster.com
Book by Telephone: 01302 303959

Doncaster’s traditional family pantomime returns in 2017 even bigger and more spectacular than ever!

Featuring breath-taking special effects, glittering sets, stunning costumes and all your favourite songs, this perfect festive treat is sure to make your spirits soar!

Relive one of the most enchanting and magical stories of all time as Cast brings this timeless classic to life for all the family.

All performances will be BSL interpreted by an integrated signer/performer. 

  • Audio Described Performance Sunday 17 December, 3pm
  • Captioned Performance Thursday 28 December 6pm
  • Relaxed Performances Thursday 14 December 10am & Friday 29 December, 6pm

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

Beauty and the Beast poster

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside School 2017/2018

Start date: September 4, 2017

End date: July 19, 2018

Time: 4:00pm - 6:45pm

Location: Summerside School, London

SIGNATURE Level 1: This basic course is for anyone interested in communication with Deaf people. It is particularly useful for anyone with Deaf friends, relatives, neighbours or colleagues. You will begin to recognise and use a range of signs which will be enough for you to engage in simple conversations and inspire you to learn more! We have courses for level 1 starting on Monday 11th September 2017 – 16th July 2018

Monday 4.00pm – 5.45pm
Tuesday 5.00pm – 6.45pm

COURSE FEE £380.00 (£220.00 conc.) this price includes exams. Please pay in full to secure your place. If you entitled to pay concession prices please photocopy and send proof of evidence.

SIGNATURE LEVEL 2: This intermediate course is aimed at people who have completed level 1 and want to extend their communication with Deaf people.

The course will enable learners to develop skills and abilities to achieve a level of competence for progression and further learning. Applicants for this course will have to attend an interview to assess their suitability. Interviews will be held on Monday afternoon 4th or 5th September and on Thursday 7th September 2017. The course starts on Thursday 14th September 2017 – 19th July 2018.

Cheques to be paid after interviews.

COURSE TIMES Thursday 4.00pm – 6.30pm

COURSE FEE £650.00 (£325.00 cons) this price includes exams.

Summerside School,
N12 0QU.

Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: October 1, 2017

End date: September 30, 2018

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Start date: Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
Website: www.grandtheatre.co.uk

The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have a variety of accessible performances scheduled between Autumn 2017 – Summer 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Grease, our 2017/18 Pantomine Jack & the Beanstalk, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers and Jersey Boys. We also have Captioned performances of The National Theatre’s Hedda Gabler and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

For a full list of performances please visit Accessible Performances

All accessible performances have seats held off for our access users. These seats can be reserved via email on sueh@grandtheatre.co.uk or booked via our Box Office on 01902 42 92 12. You can purchase all other seats for our accessible performances via our website.

Do you want to place your forthcoming event here? Please contact:
BDN Advertising Sales Manager -Tricia McDougall
Email: tricia.mcdougall@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01536 745988
Mobile: 07845 208531