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Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast tour

Start date: June 10, 2018

End date: November 23, 2018

Location: All over the UK

Sarah Millican - Control Enthusiast tourBSL interpreted shows
Start date: Sunday 10th June 2018
End date: Friday 23rd November 2018
Website: www.sarahmillican.co.uk
Twitter: @sarahmillican75

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Show dates, times and booking info:

Sunday 10th June 2018, 8:00pm
Venue: 
SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, G3 8YW
The interpreter will be standing stage-right, and patrons can book allocated seating via the box office by emailing: groups@sec.co.uk.

Saturday 6th October 2018, 8:00pm
Venue: 
Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, NE1 4AG
The interpreter will be standing stage-right, and patrons can book allocated seating via the box office by emailing:info@tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk

Wednesday 24th October 2018, 8:00pm
Venue: 
Symphony Hall, Birmingham, B1 2EA
The interpreter will be standing stage-right, and patrons can book allocated seating via the box office by emailing:groupbookings@thsh.co.uk

Friday 23rd November 2018, 8:00pm
Venue: 
Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London, W6 9QH
The interpreter will be standing stage-left, and patrons can book allocated seating via the box office by emailing:info@eventimapollo.com

When emailing the venues about any of the above performances, please supply your name, address and how many tickets you would like, including Personal Assistant tickets if required. Please note that Assistant Dogs are also welcome at the theatres; just let the venue know if they’re coming along. Please don’t send any payment details in your initial email, the theatres can organise payment once they have your booking information.

Me and My Girl

Start date: July 2, 2018

End date: August 25, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 2 July – 25 August
Time: 24/08/18 7.30pm (Captioned), 14/08/18 (Signed)
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £10
More info & Booking – tap on this link

At Hareford Hall in Hampshire, suspense is in the air. The family solicitor has found the long-lost heir to the Hareford title and riches. But, to everyone’s horror, he’s a Cockney barrow boy called Bill Snibson. As the Duchess determinedly sets out to transform him into a true gentleman, Bill’s sweetheart Sally wonders how she fits in to his new life. Before too long, Bill has to answer some soul-searching questions about who he really is.

This uproarious, much-loved musical comedy includes the enormously popular numbers The Sun Has Got His Hat On and Lambeth Walk. The revised version by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent, also featuring Leaning on a Lamppost, won the 1985 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical.

This new staging is directed by Daniel Evans with designs by Lez Brotherston and choreography by Alistair David, the outstanding team behind Festival 2017’s hit musical Fiddler on the Roof.

Matt Lucas plays Bill Snibson. Known to a television audience of millions for the smash hit TV series Little Britain, his theatre work includes the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables in the West End. His recent screen credits include Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, Paddington and Bridesmaids.

Caroline Quentin makes her Chichester debut as the Duchess of Dene. One of television’s most popular actors from series such as Men Behaving BadlyJonathan Creek and Dickensian, her recent stage work includes The Hypocrite (RSC) and Relative Values (West End).

Relaxed Performance available on Wednesday 25 July at 2.30pm.

The Meeting

Start date: July 13, 2018

End date: August 11, 2018

Location: Minerva Theatre

Date: 13 July – 11 August
Signed performances: Tuesday 24 July at 7.45pm, Saturday 4 August at 2.45pm
Captioned performance: Wednesday 1 August at 7.45pm
Venue: Minerva Theatre
Tickets: from £20. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.
More info & Booking – tap on this link
Box Office:
01243 781312

A new play by Charlotte Jones
Directed by Natalie Abrahami

THE MEETING by Charlotte Jones receives its world premiere at the Minerva Theatre, directed by Natalie Abrahami and running from 13 July – 11 August, with a press night on Thursday 19 July. Gerald Kyd, Lydia Leonard and Jean St Clair will lead the company, which is completed by Leona Allen, Laurie Davidson, Jim Findley and Maggie Service.

Rachel has been the voice for her deaf mother since she was born but now she is restless to be heard for herself. Together, they have found sanctuary in a Quaker community that reveres silence. But the world is at war and it is becoming ever harder to live in Friendship. When a stranger arrives in their midst, their fragile peace is set to shatter.

This powerful new play from the acclaimed writer Charlotte Jones is a spellbinding exploration of the timeless challenges of bringing the truth to light.

Charlotte Jones’s multi award-winning play Humble Boy transferred to the West End and Broadway following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. Her other work includes The Lightning Play at the Almeida Theatre, The Dark at the Donmar Warehouse andMartha, Josie & The Chinese Elvis (UK tour).

Gerald Kyd’s many National Theatre credits include Three Winters, Children of the Sun and The Cherry Orchard, and the title role inThe Rover and Trigorin in The Seagull for the RSC. Television includes Casualty and Humans.

Lydia Leonard was most recently seen in Oslo at the National Theatre and the West End. She was Tony Award-nominated for her role as Anne Boleyn in the RSC’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies; her screen credits include Virginia Woolf in Life in Squares.

Jean St Clair recently won Best Actress for the second time at Clin d’Oeil, the major French Deaf Film festival, for Signs of an Affairwhich she also wrote. Her theatre credits include Let Me Play The Lion Too (Told by an Idiot/Barbican), The Government Inspector(Birmingham Rep/Ramps on the Moon) and Children of a Lesser God (West End/national tour).

Director Natalie Abrahami makes her Chichester debut; her recent productions include Queen Anne (RSC/West End) and Happy Days (Young Vic). She was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill from 2007 – 2012, and Associate Director of the Young Vic.

 

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Date: July 26, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Barbican Theatre

Date: Thursday 26 July – Captioned performance
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

Join Barry Humphries, cabaret diva Meow Meow and Aurora Orchestra in this sophisticated and seductive tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic.

Some describe it as cabaret’s golden age: the remarkable period in1920s and 30s’ Berlin when hedonistic partying and social revolution turned nightclubs into hotbeds of decadent entertainment. Reawakening that spirit in this revelatory concert, our hosts acquaint us with the oft-forgotten composers of the time, many Jewish, whose art would soon be condemned as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis, dancing as it did on the edge of a precipice.

Best known as Dame Edna Everage, Humphries sets aside his alter ego to share his personal passion for a period that has long fascinated him, his witty anecdotes and irreverent asides providing interludes to a treasure trove of songs and instrumentals. With Meow Meow giving us Kurt Weill standards alongside rarities from Friedrich Hollaender, Ernst Krenek and Erwin Schulhoff, both world-renowned Australian artists are accompanied live onstage by London’s trailblazing Aurora Orchestra, led by Satu Vänskä.

2 hours 10 minutes/including an interval
Age guidance 12+
Performed in English and German

Presented by the Barbican
Produced by Fiery Angel

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

End of the Pier

Start date: August 10, 2018

End date: August 11, 2018

Time: 19.30

Location: Park Theatre, Park200

End of the Pier promo

Date: Fri 10th Aug
Time: 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Park200
Price: Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/end-of-the-pier/access

Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of End of the Pier by Danny Robins

Cast: Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison.

Production Supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle

“I used to dream of people remembering my jokes. Now I just wish they’d forget.”

Bobby was once a household name with 20 million TV viewers – but now the laughter has faded. Resigned to a life of solitude and second-rate panto performances, his glory days are behind him. When Michael, the nation’s favourite comedian, arrives at his door asking for help to save his career, Bobby is unwillingly thrown into the limelight once again. A dark question lurks behind the laughs: What if, inside, you’re not the person everyone thinks you are?

Les Dennis has had an extensive TV career and is well known for his role in Coronation Street and as the host of Family Fortunes. Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners, Dad’s Army) soap star Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouveia star alongside.

End of the Pier is a powerful new black comedy from acclaimed writer Danny Robins (Rudy’s Rare Records, starring Lenny Henry at Hackney Empire and on Radio 4, and Radio 4’s The Cold Swedish Winter).

Copenhagen

Start date: August 17, 2018

End date: September 22, 2018

Time: 2:45pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 17 August – 22 September
Time: 08/09/18 (Captioned) 2:45pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £20
More info & Booking – tap on this link

In 1941, in the middle of the Second World War, the great German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish colleague Niels Bohr. They were old friends and collaborators, and together in the 1920s they had begun to lay bare the mysteries at the heart of the atom. But now Denmark was under German occupation, the meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment – and Heisenberg was burdened with a terrible secret.

Why he went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions which have exercised historians ever since. In Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning drama Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers, and to work out, just as they had once worked out the internal functioning of the atom, how we can ever know why we do what we do.

Michael Frayn is one of this country’s finest writers. Copenhagen premiered at the National Theatre in 1998, going on to the West End and Broadway and winning over 10 major international awards.

Michael Blakemore’s many collaborations with Michael Frayn include Democracy at the National Theatre and the original production of Copenhagen for which he won a Tony Award. Of his extensive London productions, 15 have earned Evening Standard or Olivier Awards.

Charles Edwards returns to Chichester to play Heisenberg. His work ranges from Downton Abbey on television to the original cast of This House and the forthcoming Absolute Hell (National Theatre).

Patricia Hodge plays Margrethe. Her most recent Chichester appearance was Travels with My Aunt (2016); her extensive work includes Miranda and Downton Abbey on television, and Michael Frayn’s Noises Off at the National Theatre.

Paul Jesson makes his Chichester debut as Bohr. His screen work includes Mr Turner and Spooks, while extensive theatre includes Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (RSC).

Spiral

Start date: August 28, 2018

End date: September 1, 2018

Time: 19.45

Location: Park Theatre, Park90

Date: Tues 28th Aug
Time: 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Park90
Price: Standard £18, Concessions £16.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/spiral/access

Veritas Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of Spiral by Abigail Hood

Cast includes: Abigail Hood and Kevin Tomlinson

What happens when you can’t trust the people you love?

London. 2018. A bedsit. A young woman in trouble. A bridge. A missing teenager – and parents searching for answers.

Struggling to cope with the disappearance of his teenage daughter, secondary school teacher Tom decides to book a young escort (Leah) to help him fill the void. Little does he realise the impact this will have on both their lives and the lives of those closest to them. With a cast of four, this thrilling contemporary play explores lives in crisis and the need within the human spirit to cling to another person, no matter what the cost. But do we really know the people we are closest to? What happens when trust breaks down? Does our past shape our future? Can other people save us? Or must we save ourselves? 

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

Summer Holiday

Start date: September 4, 2018

End date: September 8, 2018

Time: Multiple Showings - See info

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Date: TUE 4 – SAT 8 SEPTEMBER (Signed performance Thu 6 September 7.30pm)
Time: 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm Matinees
Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Price: Tickets £22.20 – £42.00

More info & Booking link: https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-summer-holiday-dartford-2018

RAY QUINN stars in the happiest musical around!

The hit iconic 1960’s film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel- good musical of the year  bringing music, laughter and fun to the stage as it becomes the happiest hit musical around.

Ray Quinn stars as Don (originally played by Cliff in the film) who heads on a fun packed boys trip in a London bus visiting Paris, The Alps, Italy and Greece, in search of a good time and a brilliant summer.

This is the story of their amazing Summer Holiday adventure, which is full of fun, laughter, hit songs, and of course romance, as along the way they meet and travel around Europe with a girl band and a young American pop star who is running away from home.

This Summer Holiday musical is the happiest of all musicals. It is a feel-good show with bundles of energy and lots of laughs – it is sure to put a huge smile on your face.

Don’t miss Summer Holiday… And look out for the London Bus!

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Start date: September 5, 2018

End date: September 15, 2018

Time: 19.30

Location: Park Theatre, Park200

Date: Wed 05 Sept
Time: 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Park200
Price: Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-rise-and-fall-of-little-voice/access

Land of Green Ginger and Ann Pinnington Productions in association with Park Theatre present The Rise and Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright. Directed by Tom Latter

Cast includes: Sally George, Rafaella Hutchinson and Jamie Rose Monk

A timid and brilliant young woman, Little Voice has a hidden talent – she can sing like the greatest divas of the 20th Century.

Living a lonely life in a northern town, all she wants is to be safe in her room with her records. No chance with mother Mari on the rampage – she’s after booze, a man, a greasy breakfast, and a working phoneline. 

When local impresario Ray forces Little Voice into the spotlight, her transformation astounds everyone. Then the battle between mother and daughter truly erupts. 

Funny, brutal, beautiful and sad, Jim Cartwright’s timeless and ultimately uplifting tale is a comic tragedy about finding your voice in a noisy world.

 

“A northern showbiz fairytale, a backstreet Cinderella story, with a built-in kick”

– The Guardian

“Like everything Cartwright writes, Little Voice is playful, magical and terrifying, a view of the world from an unexpected angle, perpetrated by an imagination that notices the dust in the grooves of old records and finds poetry in garish, swanky clothes or the glitterball of a rowdy northern club”

 – Sunday Times

Flowers for Mrs Harris

Start date: September 8, 2018

End date: September 29, 2018

Time: 2:30pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 8 – 29 September
Time: 20/09/18 (Signed), 29/09/18 (Captioned) 2:30pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £10
More info & Booking – tap on this link

Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever…

From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life to blossom?

This new musical, directed by Daniel Evans, captures the glowing humanity of the novella by Paul Gallico on which it is based. The production began in Sheffield, where it won three UK Theatre Awards including Best Musical.

Richard Taylor is a composer and lyricist for stage, opera and television, whose work includes Beauty and the Beast (CFYT 2017) and The Go-Between (West End). Rachel Wagstaff adapted Sebastian Faulks’s novel Birdsong for the West End.

Clare Burt recreates her award-winning performance as Mrs Harris; her work includes London Road and Sunday in the Park with George (National Theatre) and Big Fish (West End).

Joanna Riding returns to Chichester following The Pajama Game (Festival 2013 and West End), while Gary Wilmot makes a welcome Festival debut.

Joking Apart

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 1:30pm and 7:00pm

Location: Stephen Joseph Theatre, North Yorkshire

Price: from £10
Date:
Thu 13 Sep, 1.30 (also Dementia Friendly) & 7.00pm
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW

Open captioned performances

Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production of an Ayckbourn classic.

Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Others have an entire canteen of cutlery”

For Richard and Anthea everything in life just falls into place. With their warmth, careless charm, generosity and business success they are a truly happy, golden couple.

They invite their friends, neighbours and business partners to celebrate with them over the years; on Bonfire Night, at midsummer, on Boxing Day and eventually, their daughter’s 18th birthday party. Perhaps it’s inevitable that the others suffer by comparison. Quiet misery, unrequited love and jealousy play their part in this painfully funny comedy.

Laugh until it hurts at this 40th anniversary production. The world premiere in 1978 was an immediate hit.

“Joking Apart is packed taut with maliciously funny observation of human foibles and it’s a masterpiece of dramatic construction” 
The Guardian

“To my mind, this new comedy is the most satisfying of all his plays so far” 
Daily Telegraph

“A superb and chilling piece of work” 
The Times

>> More information and book your tickets – tap here

Alan Fielden with JAMS: Marathon

Start date: September 26, 2018

End date: September 27, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: The Pit, Barbican Centre

Date: Wed 26 Sep – BSL-interpreted performance, Thu 27 Sep – Relaxed performance
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

This is theatre for a generation engulfed by the fog of information in the digital age, where the storytelling is disrupted, never fully taking shape, as our narrators try to recall an event.

A man on the front line of a conflict between two countries is told by his general to relay a message to the king: ‘we’ve lost the war, the enemy is coming.’ The journey he takes and the people he meets along the way lead him to question his faith in the mission.

Marathon is less about the Greek myth and more about the performers onstage struggling to re-enact the play they’ve created of the same name. Under a kind of collective amnesia, they experiment with form, style, live music and pyrotechnics to evoke the sense of confusion felt by many in our times. JAMS are a group of young, international artists intent on creating unpredictable and collaborative theatre.

1 hour 10 minutes/no interval
Age guidance 14+

 

Presented and co-produced by the Barbican

Better off dead

Date: September 27, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Stephen Joseph Theatre, North Yorkshire

Price: from £10
Date:
 Thursday 27 September at 7.00pm
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1JW

Open captioned performances

Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play is a comedy of confusion about an angry old man who might not be so angry after all.

Larger than life and highly irascible author Algy Waterbridge is hard at work on his 33rd crime novel featuring blunt Yorkshire cop DCI Tommy Middlebrass. But it’s been a while since Tommy was on the TV, Algy’s wife is getting frighteningly forgetful and his adoring PA sometimes oversteps the mark. With constant interruptions, it’s almost the last straw when old acquaintance Gus Crewe turns up to interview him for the press with alarming consequences.

But as Algy’s fictional character takes him over and real people introduce themselves into the dramatic climax of his novel, the lines become blurred and it might just be that fiction, misunderstandings and mistaken identity are closer to the truth than they seem.

Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play is a comedy of confusion about an angry old man who might not be so angry after all.

“He is writing and directing with as much wit, insight, originality and mischief as ever, still surprising, still setting himself theatrical puzzles, still so spot-on about the arts, education, marriage, romance, loss and life’s vicissitudes for men and women, but now with added reflection and humane sagacity.”
The Press (York)

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Cock

Start date: September 28, 2018

End date: October 27, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 28 September – 27 October
Time: 17/10/18 (Captioned) 7:45pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £20
More info & Booking – tap on this link

Has John straightened out? After years glued to his boyfriend, the couple have been through a sticky patch, and now John’s attached to someone else. Someone who is different in every single way. But can John give her what she wants, when he’s never been with a woman before?

Funny and eye-openingly fresh and frank, Cock is a provocative peep into relationships in these days of oscillating identities. It tussles with knotty twenty-first century questions: can we – and should we be allowed to – change if we want to?

Mike Bartlett is one of this generation’s leading writers for stage and screen. His work includes King Charles III (Almeida, West End and BBC) and the hit television series Doctor Foster. The Olivier Award-winning Cock premiered at the Royal Court and off-Broadway in 2009.

This new production is directed by Kate Hewitt. Winner of the JMK Young Director Award and the inaugural RTST Director Award 2016, she was recently named as one of Variety’s ‘10 Brits to Watch in 2017’. Her credits include Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon at Sheffield and Caryl Churchill’s Far Away at the Young Vic.

Contains very strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Age Guidance 16+

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

The Other Place

Start date: October 12, 2018

End date: October 20, 2018

Time: 19.30

Location: Park Theatre, Park200

Date: Fri 12th Oct
Time: 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Park200
Price: Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-other-place/access

A Park Theatre and Theatre by the Lake co-production and UK Premiere in association with Abinger Productions The Other Place written by Sharr White. Directed by Claire van Kampen

Cast includes Karen Archer. Production Supported by Park Theatre’s Producers Circle

Confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist Juliana Smithton is at the top of her game. But while delivering a lecture to a roomful of doctors, she’s interrupted by a series of disturbing events…

With her husband filing for divorce and her health in the balance, Juliana’s life suddenly starts unravelling. As details emerge of a ten-year old mystery, fact blurs with fiction, the past collides with the present, secrets are spilled and slowly the elusive and shocking truth is revealed.

Nothing is at it seems in the UK Premiere of Sharr White’s brilliantly crafted and emotionally charged psychological thriller.

The Midnight Gang

Start date: October 13, 2018

End date: November 3, 2018

Time: 2pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 13 October – 3 November
Time: 03/11/18 (Captioned) 2pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £10
More info & Booking – tap on this link

A bang on the head during a cricket match at his boarding school has landed twelve-year-old Tom in the children’s ward of the spooky Lord Funt Hospital.

Luckily, he’s not on his own with the child-hating Matron and the scary-looking Porter. George, Amber, Robin and Sally are in there too, and they’re not taking things lying down. When the lights go out and the clock strikes twelve, they’re off. But will they let new boy Tom join their forbidden midnight adventures through the hospital’s labyrinthine realm?

This inventive tale of fun, friendship and the importance of kindness is adapted from David Walliams’s biggest selling children’s book of 2016.

This new stage version is by Bryony Lavery, whose adaptations include Chichester’s hit family shows The Hundred and One Dalmatians (2014) and A Christmas Carol (2015), with music and lyrics by renowned musician and composer Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, 2017).

Director Dale Rooks’s production of Michael Morpurgo’s Running Wild (Festival 2015) won the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People; she later co-directed the play for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and a UK tour.

Age Guidance 7+

Bullet Hole

Start date: October 26, 2018

End date: October 27, 2018

Time: 19.45

Location: Park Theatre, Park90

Date: Fri 26th Oct
Time: 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Park90
Price: Standard – £18, Concessions – £16.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link:
https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/bullet-hole/access

Freedom Tongues & Naiad Productions in association with Park Theatre present Bullet Hole
by Gloria Williams. Directed by Lara Genovese.

So I finally got my gift. Gifts are meant to be opened, right?’

Young Londoner Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Genital Mutilation.

How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her family’s wishes and seek reversal surgery. On her journey of healing, Cleo meets Eve, a fellow FGM victim who is instantly drawn to her…

A story of hope, love and human rights played by an all-female cast. Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2017.

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

The Watsons

Start date: November 3, 2018

End date: December 1, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 3 November – 1 December
Time: 23/11/18 (Captioned) 7:45pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £20
More info & Booking – tap on this link

What happens when the writer loses the plot?

Emma Watson is nineteen and new in town. She’s been cut off by her rich aunt and dumped back in the family home. Emma and her sisters must marry, fast. If not, they face poverty, spinsterhood, or worse: an eternity with their boorish brother and his awful wife.

Luckily there are plenty of potential suitors to dance with, from flirtatious Tom Musgrave to castle-owning Lord Osborne, who’s as awkward as he is rich.

So far so familiar. But there’s a problem: Jane Austen didn’t finish the story. Who will write Emma’s happy ending now?

Based on her incomplete novel, this sparklingly witty play looks under the bonnet of Jane Austen and asks: what can characters do when their author abandons them?

Laura Wade’s hit play Posh transferred to the West End from the Royal Court, and then onto the big screen as The Riot Club. Recent work includes the adaptation of Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith and Edinburgh); her play Home I’m Darling premieres at Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre in 2018.

Samuel West returns to Chichester, where he has appeared in Young Chekhov and ENRON, and directed Three Women and A Piano Tuner (2004). He was Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres 2005-07, where he revived The Romans in Britain.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Macbeth

Date: November 14, 2018

Time: 7:15pm

Location: Barbican Theatre

Date: Wed 14 Nov – Audio-described and captioned performance
Time: 7:15pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

Christopher Eccleston makes his RSC debut in the title role of Shakespeare’s psychological thriller, opposite Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth and with Edward Bennett as Macduff.

Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

Polly Findlay’s contemporary production of this dark tragedy of power and revenge marks her return to the Barbican following her stunning staging of The Alchemist in 2016.

2 hours 13 mins/including an interval

Presented by the Barbican
The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation

Rock of Ages

Start date: November 20, 2018

End date: November 24, 2018

Time: Multiple Showings - See info

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Date: TUE 20 – SAT 24 NOVEMBER (Signed performance Wed 21 November 7.30pm)
Time: 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.30pm Matinees
Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Price: Tickets £20.00 – £43.50

More info & Booking link: https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-rockofages-dartford-2018

HERE WE GO AGAIN….!

THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL IS BACK IN THE UK.

Rock Of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the Dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true!

This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs, including We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.

Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the biggest party in town!

WARNING: CONTAINS SERIOUS ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DEBAUCHERY

Honour

Start date: November 21, 2018

End date: November 24, 2018

Time: 19.30

Location: Park Theatre, Park200

Date: Wed 21st Nov
Time: 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Park200
Price: Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50. Essential Companions go free

More info & Booking link: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/honour/access

Tiny Fires in association with Park Theatre present Honour by Joanna Murray-Smith. Directed by Paul Robinson.

“Sometimes one craves something for years – for years – and one just defers from – from acting on it…”

For Honour and George, the arrival of the self-assured Claudia threatens to wreck a 32-year marriage. But as the power balance starts to shift, the husband, wife, daughter and mistress together must face the fundamental question – what is love?

Often compared to David Hare’s Skylight and Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, Honour  paints an unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls, and when the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another.  Staged in-the-round, immerse yourself in this poignant and gripping revival!

Royal Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet

Start date: November 28, 2018

End date: December 15, 2018

Time: 7:15pm / 1:30pm

Location: Barbican Theatre

Date:
Wed 28 Nov, 7:15pm – Semi-integrated BSL performance
Sat 15 Dec, 1:30pm – Audio-described and captioned performance
Time: 7:15pm, 1:30pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Shakespeare’s most famous story explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change but leads all too quickly to devastating consequences.

RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman is back at the Barbican following her acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation in 2016. Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick are the star-crossed lovers, with the professional cast joined by young people from RSC Associate Schools in London who will perform as part of the chorus.

2 hours 43 mins/including an interval

 

Presented by the Barbican
The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation
The RSC Associate Schools programme is supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Polonsky Foundation and The Ernest Cook Trust

Redefining Juliet

Date: November 30, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: The Pit, Barbican Centre

Date: Fri 30 Nov – BSL-interpreted and audio-described performance
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

A frank and gutsy retelling of a classic in which five actors share the role of Juliet, each owning Shakespeare’s heroine for themselves while challenging universal ideas of beauty and sexuality.

Weaving text from Romeo and Juliet with hard-hitting stories from women whose femininity and authenticity have been questioned by society, Redefining Juliet celebrates difference to prove that anyone can play the iconic part.

Appearing regularly on British television, Storme Toolis has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Inspired by a desire to portray Juliet herself, she collaborates with other performers who have felt like outsiders to bring multiple dimensions to the famed romantic lead. Featuring key scenes from the play, interspersed with resonant details of the actors’ personal lives, this is an empowering production, both joyous and sad, shot through with wit.

Redefining Juliet is part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.

1 hour
Age guidance 14+

Developed in collaboration with the Barbican and the RSC

Wolverhampton Grand BSL interpreted or Captioned Performances

Start date: January 1, 2018

End date: January 31, 2019

Location: Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, WV1 1DE

Start date: Jan 2018 – Jan 2019
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 for 2018 including, BSL Interpreted performances of Blood Brothers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jersey Boys, Awful Auntie and 2018/19 Pantomine Sleeping Beauty. We also have Captioned performances of Touring Consortium’s Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and our in-house production Ladies Day.

For a full list of performances please visit – www.grandtheatre.co.uk/access/accessibleperformances/

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.

British Sign Language Classes at Summerside Academy 2018

Start date: January 11, 2018

End date: December 20, 2018

Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm

Location: Crossway, London

Summerside Academy logoSIGNATURE 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 soon. The course starts on 11th January – 20th December 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.

COURSE WEB-PAGE: More details – tap here

Course application form: Tap here to download (MS Word)

Address:
Summerside Academy,
Crossway,
London
N12 0QU.
Telephone: 020 8343 6184
Email: admin@summerside.barnet.sch.uk

Transpose: The Future

Start date: December 6, 2018

End date: December 8, 2018

Time: 7:45pm

Location: The Pit, Barbican Centre

Date: 6–8 Dec – BSL-interpreted performance
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

A spirit of hopefulness characterises the third edition of Transpose at the Barbican, as trans voices come together to look to the future.

Featuring artists from across the generations collaborating in performances of opera, poetry, dance and electronica, this show considers what gender, identity and individuality might look like tomorrow – in a celebratory atmosphere.

Transpose is curated by CN Lester and directed by Kate O’Donnell, two of the trans community’s leading lights and multi-talented performers. In the words of CN, it’s a space in which ‘we can show you our vulnerabilities, our strengths, and – most of all – our authenticity.’

Transpose: The Future is part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.

1 hour 30 minutes/no interval
Age guidance 16+ (contains adult themes)

Aladdin Pantomime

Start date: December 8, 2018

End date: December 30, 2018

Time: Multiple Showings - See info

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Date: SAT 8 – SUN 30 DECEMBER (Signed performance Thu 13 December 7pm)
Time: Performance times vary from at 1pm, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm
Venue: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
Price: Tickets £37, £34, £29,  £24, £18

More info & Booking link: https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/kent-pantomime

With over 30,000 theatregoers attending pantomime at The Orchard Theatre each festive season it’s never too early to book!

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Dartford and make tickets for Aladdin one of your three wishes.

Next year’s spectacular Orchard Theatre pantomime is packed with all of the traditional ingredients audiences expect, Aladdin features laugh out loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses. Follow the evil sorcerer Abanazar, Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee and, of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure.

Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to old Peking to the magical pantomime Aladdin!

With generous discounts for groups, concessions and special rates for schools available for selected performances, you don’t want to miss out.

Sleeping Beauty – Chichester Festival Youth Theatre

Start date: December 15, 2018

End date: December 30, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Chichester Festival Theatre

Date: 15 – 30 December
Time: 20/12/18 (Signed) 7pm
Venue: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP
Price: From £10
More info & Booking – tap on this link

A princess under a fairy’s curse pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years, waiting to be woken by a prince’s kiss.

But hold on a moment. There’s a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful and spirited but there are two princes and a lot of threatening thorns. As for the fairy who caused all the trouble in the first place – well, putting things right isn’t as simple as casting another spell.

Rufus Norris’s splendidly entertaining and mischievous version of the original fairy tale ventures beyond the usual ‘happy ever after’ ending with the prince and princess united. The course of true love never did run smooth – especially if your mother-in-law is an ogress with an unfortunate taste for human flesh…

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre are renowned for their wonderfully imaginative productions. They follow their five-star versions of Grimm Tales and Beauty and the Beast with a Sleeping Beauty that will keep you wide awake!

Rufus Norris’s version of Sleeping Beauty premiered at the Young Vic (2002). He is Director of the National Theatre.

Director Lucy Betts was formerly Head of Performance at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, where her many productions included The Wizard of Oz, Oliver! and James and the Giant Peach.

Age Guidance 7+

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Date: December 18, 2018

Time: 7:15pm

Location: Barbican Theatre

Date: Tue 18 Dec – Audio-described and captioned performance
Time: 7:15pm
Venue: Barbican Theatre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

There’s more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating his comeuppance amid a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor… RSC Associate Artist David Troughton takes on the role of Sir John following his masterful performance in Titus Andronicus last year.

Presented by the Barbican
The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation

Circa: Wolfgang

Date: December 19, 2018

Time: 11:00am

Location: The Pit, Barbican Centre

Date: Wed 19 Dec
Time: 11am
Venue: The Pit, Barbican Centre
More info & Booking link: www.barbican.org.uk

Straight from the score and onto the stage, the man known as Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.

To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing, pun-loving ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come discover his irrepressible spirit as he rediscovers his own vibrant compositions, the notes lifting off the page through the physical comedy and mischievous antics of diving and swooping acrobats.

Designed to amaze people from the age of three and upwards, Wolfgang reinvents the composer’s magical music in a skilful and illuminating show featuring two of Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists. Joined onstage by a musician, they initiate audience participation with the wave of a conductor’s baton. Since 2010, the Australian ensemble ‘at the forefront of contemporary circus’ (Guardian) have presented five hit productions here under Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz.

50 minutes/no interval
Age guidance 3+

Relaxed performance