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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

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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.

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

Peeping Tom: Mother (Moeder)

Date: January 26, 2018

Location: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Peeping TomPeeping Tom evoke a dreamlike universe, at once disturbing and oddly humorous, to explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all. A production of astonishing physicality that defies characterisation.

Taking audiences into a series of recognisable spaces, including a museum, studio and maternity ward, this non-narrative work draws on the memories of director Gabriela Carrizo and her performers to trigger disquieting reflections about motherhood.

Suffering, desire, fear, life and death are unexpectedly intertwined in Mother (Moeder), which shies away from neither the subconscious nor the stuff of nightmares, reflecting the unstable atmosphere of a David Lynch film. The soundscape has a cinematic quality, sometimes amplified to disconcerting effect. It is matched by surreal visual imagery and choreography of rare imagination where bodies bend, flip, isolate and contort. Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden, seen at the Barbican in 2015, subsequently won the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. ‘Their talent is terrifying,’ concludes Le Monde.

1 hour 10 mins/no interv
Age guidance 14+ (contains nudity)
Performed in English

Ticket price: £16 – £28 (*Excludes £3 booking fee)

Dates:

Fri 26 Jan
BSL-interpreted performance

Fri 26 Jan
Post-show talk (BSL interpreted)
Free to same day ticket holders

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Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival.

There or Here

Date: February 7, 2018

Time: 19:45

Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

Special Relationship Productions in association with Anita Creed Productions and Park Theatre presents the UK Premiere

By Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Vik Sivalingam

Captioned
 performance

Date and time: Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Ticket prices:
Previews – £14.50
Standard – £18.00
Concessions – £16.50
Child (Under 16) £13*
Essential companion goes free

The producers of the 2013 hit Yellow Face (Park Theatre/ National Theatre transfer) are opening the Park90 2018 season with There or Here: a dramatic comedy about relationships, race, belonging and… outsourcing.

Jennifer Maisel’s poignant comedy follows the journey of Robyn and Ajay; when illness prevents them from having a child of their own, they return to India – the country of Ajay’s birth – to outsource their pregnancy. As they come together to face this next step in their lives, their increasing inability to be each other’s comfort drives them to seek solace from strangers on the other end of their phone lines in the unlikeliest of places – call centres, drive thrus and even sex lines…

Through sharp writing and witty observation, There or Here explores what happens in this changing world when couples forego face-to-face communication in favour of the virtual.

The cast includes: Lucy Fenton, Manish Gandhi, Ursula Mohan, Chris Nayak and Rakhee Thakrar.

“…a thought-provoking play that touches on reproductive yearnings, sexual desire, cultural imperialism and more… never less than engaging.” – The New York Times

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Up ’n’ Under by John Godber

Start date: February 15, 2018

End date: February 17, 2018

Location: Canada Water Theatre

FINGERSMITHS IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NEW WOLSEY THEATRE PRESENT
John Godber’s Up ’n’ Under

Price: £14 / £10 concs. Ages 14+.
Date & Time: Thursday 15 – Saturday 17 February, 7.30pm & Saturday 17 Feb, 3pm.
Venue: Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London SE16 7AR

John Godber’s award winning comedy about an amateur rugby league team trying to get into shape and beat their local rivals with just 5 weeks of training, is given fingersmiths’ spin with a cast of Deaf and hearing actors using British Sign Language and spoken English.

Every performance includes live Audio Description, BSL and spoken English.  Creative captioned performances Friday 16  and Saturday 17 February.

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The Shape of the Pain

Start date: February 20, 2018

End date: March 10, 2018

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN

‘I don’t have to remember being in pain. I’m not sure that’s something we can do. And in my case, it’s irrelevant. You can’t remember something that’s still happening.’

One woman attempts to articulate her experience of physical pain. Pain with no apparent cause. Also, she’s met someone, and they want to make this work.

Words and an original sound score combine to create an explosive dialogue about love and perception.

An experiment in how we talk about pain – and if we ever do that in a way someone else can understand.

A Scotsman Fringe First award-winning show exploring life in extremity and the joy that can be found there.

Presented by China Plate. Developed by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe. Conceived and Directed by Rachel Bagshaw. Written by Chris Thorpe. Original Score by Melanie Wilson.

All performances are captioned, audio described and wheelchair accessible.

Time: 8pm

Price:

20 Feb, Preview performance | £10
21 Feb – 10 Mar | £12.50, £10 concs

Running Time: 70 mins
Age recommendation: 14+

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‘Exhilarating theatre. Funny and sad and wise
★★★★ The Guardian

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Supported by artsdepot. Funded by The Wellcome Trust and supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Not I

Start date: February 28, 2018

End date: March 17, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that means she makes movements and noises she can’t control, called tics.

Following award-winning Backstage In Biscuit Land, she takes on Samuel Beckett‘s short play in a theatrical experience that explores neurodiversity and asks who is allowed to perform what and who gets the final say.

All performances are accompanied by a BSL interpreter/performer and are relaxed. This means that if you tic, shout or move about, you’re more than welcome. And the great thing is, everyone can benefit from a relaxed performance.

On the 7th March, the performance of Not I will be captioned. There will also be a BSL interpreted post-show discussion with the artists. 

Date: 28 Feb to 17 Mar
Time: 7:30pm
Price: £12.50, £10 concs

Age Guidance: 14+
Running time: 60 mins

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‘Jess Thom gives Beckett’s motormouth extra bite’★★★★ The Guardian

‘Cathartic, inclusive, political and personal’ ★★★★ The Stage

‘A brilliant piece of conceptual performance’ ★★★★ What’s On Stage

‘Jess is magnetic. She is hilarious. She has the audience rapt’ Disability Arts Online

A Touretteshero and Battersea Arts Centre Production, in association with The Albany.

Mary Hare – Professionals Open Day

Date: February 28, 2018

Location: Mary Hare School, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BQ

Mary Hare - Language First!Mary Hare invites you to Language First!

A conference and open day for professionals working in Deaf Education on 28th February 2018.

To reserve your place, please visit: www.maryhare.org.uk/events/professionals-open-day

For further information, please contact Debbie Benson:

Email: d.benson@maryhare.org.uk
Tel: 01635 244215

A Princess Undone

Date: March 13, 2018

Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

Entico Ltd in association with Park Theatre presents the London premiere

Written & Directed by Richard Stirling

Captioned performance

Date and time: Tuesday 13 March 2018 at 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Ticket prices:
Previews – £14.50
Standard – £18.00
Concessions – £16.50
Child (Under 16) £13*
Essential companion goes free

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone, but HRH The Princess Margaret seeks one final chance to be of service.

Acquiring potentially sensational letters from Charles and Diana, she means to burn the evidence. But there are other papers, relating to Margaret herself. And when an ex-gangster admirer returns from her past, the Queen’s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again.

As dynamic as The Crown (Netflix) and inspired by actual events.

‘Richard Stirling’s literate, elegant script threaded with surprising humour as well as devastating pathos’ – Eastbourne Herald

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Pressure

Date: April 17, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

Jonathan Church productions & Oliver Mackwood in association with Cambridge Arts Theatre and Park Theatre presents the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and Chichester Festival Theatre production.

By David Haig
Directed by John Dove
Cast includes: David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers

Captioned Performance

Date and time: Tuesday 17 April 2017 at 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Ticket prices:

Standard – £20.00 – £26.50
Concessions – £18.50
Child (Under 16) – £15.00
Essential companion goes free

Please reserve best caption seats by emailing Access@parktheatre.co.uk

D-Day, June 1944. The Allied forces led by General Eisenhower are poised to launch. 350,000 lives at stake and the decision of whether or not to attack comes down to the most important weather forecast of all time.

Olivier Award-winner David Haig plays Scottish meteorologist, Group Captain James Stagg, in this true story and critical smash hit, from Chichester Festival Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh.

“Funny, tense and deeply affecting. Haig… is outstanding” – The Telegraph

“Thrilling” – Daily Mail

“A thunderous piece of theatre” – The Stage

★★★★★ 
- Evening Standard
★★★★★ 
- The Observer
★★★★★ 
- The Telegraph

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Mary Hare – Secondary Open Day

Date: May 7, 2018

Location: Mary Hare School, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3BQ

Mary Hare - Secondary Open DayYou see a boarding school… We see friendships for life

The right learning environment, the right attitude and the right approach can make a world of difference. At Mary Hare School we offer our pupils a large enough peer group to make friends for life.

SECONDARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY – MONDAY 7th MAY 2018

To book a place, please visit Mary Hare website, events section – tap here

For more information or to arrange an individual visit, please contact Debbie Benson:

Email: d.benson@maryhare.org.uk
Tel: 01635 244215)
Or visit our website: www.maryhare.org.uk

Split Britches

Start date: May 17, 2018

End date: May 20, 2018

Location: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, this show explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

The stage features a round table, doomsday images projected on a screen, echoing the War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s film. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and spirit-lifting humour.

Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape.

The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances (bombs and weapons) as a metaphor for the unexplored potential of older people and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

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/no interval
Age guidance 16+

Thur 17 May
BSL-interpreted performance

Thu 17 May
Post-show talk (BSL-interpreted)

Free to same-day ticket holders

19-20 May
Weekend Lab
 led by Lois Weaver

This performance contains strobe lighting.

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Presented by the Barbican. Development supported by In Company Collective with additional support from the Barbican, Doris Duke Foundation and Queen Mary University. Part of Sky Arts Art 50.

Building the Wall

Date: May 22, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

By Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Jez Bond
Production supported by Park Theatre’s Producers’ Circle

Captioned Performance

Date and time: Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 19.30
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Ticket prices:
Standard – £20.00 – £26.50
Concessions – £18.50
Child (Under 16) – £15.00

Please reserve best Caption Viewing seats by emailing Access@parktheatre.co.uk

“Shit rolls downhill and the little guy takes the fall while the people who really set things in motion, they always walk. Always.”

2019, America. Rick is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. He grants just one interview – to Gloria, an African American historian. In a world where history is written by the winners, Gloria wants a full account. Unfiltered. Direct from source.

Building the Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime and how the inconceivable becomes the inevitable.

Don’t miss the UK Premiere of this gripping political thriller from Robert Schenkkan, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and Academy award nominee.

The story has already begun. Is this how it ends?

A revolutionary new play – Time Magazine

Mesmerising – Hollywood Reporter

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A Change is Gonna Come – Barbican Young Poets

Date: May 26, 2018

Location: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

A spirit of experimentation in the intimate setting of The Pit as the Barbican Young Poets, past and current, come together with dancers from Boy Blue Entertainment.

Expect an electrifying collaboration under the artistic and creative direction of Jacob Sam-La Rose, a poet and performer of international repute, and Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, co-founder of hip-hop dance company Boy Blue. Tapping into the musicality and rhythm of language, this show sees poets interacting with dancers, fusing the vitality and energy of spoken word with movement, as they share their personal experiences of the nation in which they find themselves living.

Exploiting a broad range of genres, styles and themes, Barbican Young Poets have evolved to become drivers for change, their voices helping to define the poetry scene in London and across the UK. Barbican Artistic Associate Boy Blue develop some of the country’s most sought-after hip-hop artists.

A Change is Gonna Come 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 mins/no interval
Age guidance 14+

Sat 26 May
BSL-interpreted performance

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Presented and commissioned by the Barbican

Smack That (a conversation)

Date: June 14, 2018

Location: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Endlessly inventive choreographer Rhiannon Faith shines a light on the complex subject of domestic abuse in an empowering and participatory performance highlighting human resilience.

Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. There are games, drinks, shared conversation, energetic dance and heartbreaking moments as she bravely gives a raw and honest account of surviving an abusive relationship.

Each member of the all-female cast, a close-knit group of non-performers and dance artists, fearlessly takes on the persona of Beverly to convey turbulent, real experiences. The unusual setting creates a safe space for them to reveal the challenges they have faced and celebrate their endurance with the audience. Faith’s work with a support group at charity Safer Places underpins this show, which seeks to raise social consciousness around domestic abuse by supporting women to openly talk about it.

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.

This show discusses themes of an adult nature, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

1 hour 20 mins/no interval
Age guidance 16+

14 June 2018
BSL-interpreted performance

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Presented by the Barbican and developed through Barbican Guildhall Open Lab. Commissioned by Harlow Playhouse. Supported by Arts Council England, Essex County Council, DanceEast, Rich Mix and artsdepot. With the support of Safer Places.

Beirut

Date: June 27, 2018

Time: 19:45

Location: Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

Elphin Productions in association with Park Theatre presents
By Alan Bowne
Directed by Robin Lefevre

Captioned Performance

Date and time: Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 19.45
Venue: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
Ticket prices:
Previews – £14.50
Standard – £18.00
Concessions – £16.50
Child (Under 16) – £13.00
Essential companion goes free

‘I can live without sex and feel dead or risk death and feel alive’

Torch has been quarantined in a dark, squalid room on the Lower East Side of New York City, which the locals refer to as “Beirut”, after testing positive for a nameless disease. Torch passes the time alone, forbidden from contact with the outside world.

His girlfriend, Blue, makes the dangerous journey across the quarantine line to be with him. Torch tries to keep her at arm’s length and they argue lovingly, jokingly, fearfully, bravely and desperately about sex and death. All the while, Torch pleads with Blue to leave before his resistance fails…

Robin Lefevre has previously won the New York Drama Desk Award for Best Director and is a Tony Award nominee.

‘The marvel of Mr Bowne’s work is the richly raunchy language, tuned to the gritty rhythms of the street. It’s crude yet lyrical; the dialogue sings’
– The New York Times

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