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Nuclear War at the Royal Court Theatre

Date: May 2, 2017

Time: 7:45pm and 9:15pm

Location: Royal Court Theatre

Nuclear War - Royal Court Theatre

Captioned performance: Tue 2 May 7.45pm & 9.15pm
Location: Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Text by Simon Stephens
Directed by Imogen Knight

“I want, one more time, to be absolutely in the moment.”

A series of suggestions on desire, death and time.

“I am going to try as hard as I can to not be a human being.”

Royal Court Associate Simon Stephens (Birdland, Wastwater, Herons, Motortown) collaborates with Imogen Knight who directs. Her previous work for the Royal Court as movement director includes: Linda, God Bless the Child, and Pests.

There will be two captioned performances on Tue 2 May at 7.45pm and 9.15pm. Captioning is provided by Stagetext.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Royal Court Theatre website.

Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thierrée — The Toad Knew

Start date: May 3, 2017

End date: May 7, 2017

Time: Wed - Sat at 7.30pm / Sun at 4pm

Location: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R.

Compagnie du Hanneton

Step into the beautifully weird world of multi-talented performer and director James Thierrée, featuring a seamless mix of mechanical marvels, music, surreal humour and acrobatic finesse.

Join us on Thursday 4 May for BSL-Interpreted post show talk with Sadler’s Wells Artistic Director Alistair Spalding in discussion with James Thierrée.

★★★★ “A spellbinding mix of ravishing visuals, seductive music and breathtaking acrobatics”

>> To book your tickets and for more information – tap here to Sadler’s Wells’ website

BSL tour: Holyrood Abbey and Palace gardens

Date: May 31, 2017

Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Location: Holyrood Abbey and Palace gardens

Holyrood Abbey and Palace gardens

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm

Join a member of the Learning Team and a BSL interpreter on a guided tour of Holyrood Abbey, and the Palace gardens. You will begin the tour in the Abbey and learn about the building’s extraordinary 900-year history and continue to the gardens, where you will learn how they have been used over the last 500 years by royalty past and present.

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

BSL tour: Palace of Holyrood house

Date: June 13, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Palace of Holyrood house

Palace of Holyrood house

Date:  Tuesday 13 June
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

This small group tour looks at life in the Palace during the time of Mary, Queen of Scots and her Stuart descendants. Includes opportunities to get up close, behind-the-ropes, and handle historical objects.

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

Open Air Theatre – Regent’s Park

Start date: June 22, 2017

End date: September 8, 2017

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar 2016. Photo: David Jensen.

Tickets are now on sale for captioned performances taking place this summer at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Don’t miss their biggest dance musical yet, On The Town (22 June, 7.45pm), featuring Danny Mac in the role made famous on screen by Gene Kelly.

This is followed by a new play adaptation of Charles Dickens’ epic story A Tale of Two Cities (4 August, 7.45pm), directed by Timothy Sheader, with 2016’s Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar (8 September, 7.45pm) returning to conclude the season.

Heart-stopping theatre in this truly unique outdoor venue makes for a perfect evening to share with family and friends.

>> Tap here for more information and book your tickets

What the Ladybird Heard – West End debut

Start date: July 5, 2017

End date: September 10, 2017

Location: Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

What the Ladybird Heard


The BSL performance will be open to all, but will be signed by the British Sign Language interpreter for families and children with hearing impairments. The interpreter will be integrated into the show and so will move around the stage with the performers.


Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling picture book What the Ladybird Heard make its West End debut this summer at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on 5 July and runs until 10 September for a limited summer season.

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a plan of her own!

Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this glittering stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs, this production is the perfect treat for all the family.  

Julia Donaldson is one of the most popular writers of children’s books today; her titles include The GruffaloThe Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom. Other titles by Donaldson and Scheffler include The Snail & the WhaleA Squash and a SqueezeThe Smartest Giant in Town and The Tales from Acorn Wood series.

Take advantage of the ACCESS rate for the BSL performance on Thursday 13 July 11am.

Call Access on 0330 333 4815 or email access@nimaxtheatres.com

Or for standard booking information click below:

>> Book now via telephone: 0330 333 4812

>> Book your tickets online – tap here

Toneelgroep Amsterdam: After the Rehearsal/Persona

Start date: September 20, 2017

End date: September 30, 2017

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

After the Rehearsal/Persona

Performed in Dutch with English subtitles

Two Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage in a double bill about the chaotic lives of theatre people, exposing the fine line between art and reality, illness and normality.

After the Rehearsal: For Hendrik Vogler, a director obsessed by his work, rehearsals are like notes in his diary, performances his autobiography. Everything is subject to his control yet it soon becomes apparent that life cannot be kept at bay when ex lover Rachel and Anna, her daughter and his current star, breach his sanctum.

Persona: Celebrated actress Elisabeth Vogler falls mute and retreats into silence. It’s as though a short circuit has occurred, calling into question the roles she must play. She is cared for in hospital by nurse Alma who then accompanies her to an island summerhouse in an attempt to coax her into speaking again. Tension between the two builds.

Having recently directed illuminating versions of the classics at the Barbican, including Antigone and Kings of War, Ivo van Hove presents uncompromising, intimate human drama. Counting Bergman among his favourite filmmakers because he shows us ‘in all our inimitable complexity,’ he directs four actors from his Dutch ensemble on a set that transforms from the sparse to the scenically breathtaking.

After the Rehearsal/Persona is one of three Toneelgroep Amsterdam productions directed here by Ivo van Hove in 2017. See Roman Tragedies in March and Obsession in April

Duration: 2 hours 50 mins/including an interval

Age guidance: 14+

Ticket and theatre information – tab here

Email enquiry: tickets@barbican.org.uk

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

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.

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Beauty and the Beast poster

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