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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

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 TalksBorough 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 Day

Apple 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   

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

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.

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 2017Autumn/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


Start date: November 1, 2017

End date: November 29, 2017

Time: 20:00

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

ContractionsBrought 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

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 CurvaVenue: 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.


Date: November 22, 2017

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

GreaseSigned 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 Hundred And One Dalmatians

Start date: November 30, 2017

End date: January 13, 2018

Location: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

101 DalmatiansBy Dodie Smith
Adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt
Birmingham Repertory Theatre | 30 November – 13 January

Dalmatians Pongo and Missis enjoy an idyllic life with their humans, Mr and Mrs Dearly. Then one day, the house is filled with the patter of tiny paws when Missis gives birth to a litter of adorable puppies. But just as the Dearlys get used to their new housemates, the puppies mysteriously vanish.

With the help of the canine community and an Old English Sheepdog, Pongo and Missis set out on an adventure to find the missing puppies. Their quest leads them to the vicious Cruella de Vil. She hates dogs but loves fur coats and has set her sights on a certain black and white spotty pattern. Will the animals be able to get home safely in time for Christmas?

Dodie Smith’s delightful tale is the perfect festive treat and has been brilliantly transformed for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the writer and director of the hugely popular Nativity! films. Tessa Walker returns to direct another family favourite following her record-breaking 2015 production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. You know the book and film, now experience the magical story live on stage.

All performances of The Hundred And One Dalmatians will be Captioned and Audio Described.

>> 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

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 KingDate 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

Events in BSL at the Geffrye Museum

Date: December 12, 2017

Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum Christmas MemoriesChristmas Memories

A special free evening at the Geffrye: Join us to enjoy all the best bits from Christmas at the Geffrye Museum over the last ten years. Take in the highlights of the Christmas Past exhibition and discover the most popular stories, objects and fascinating facts from our collection. You will also get up close with objects from our handling collection, take part in a craft activity and relax with a Christmas brew!

Date/time: Tuesday 12 December, 6pm-8.30pm
Venue: Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA
Admission: Free

This event and admission to the museum is free, but please book in advance as limited spaces are available. To do so, please contact Fran Riando via email at FRiando@geffrye-museum.org.uk or telephone 020 7749 6041.

(Photo/credit: The Scagell family at their home in Ickenham, Christmas 1959. By kind permission of the Scagell family)

A Christmas Carol – Cumbernauld Theatre

Date: December 13, 2017

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld, Scotland

Cumbernauld Theatre - A Christmas CarolCelebrate Christmas at Cumbernauld Theatre. This December, we’re bringing you a fantastic new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ all-time classic, festive tale of A Christmas Carol complete with beautiful designs, friendly ghosts, and featuring one of the most famous characters ever written… the mealy-mouthed Scrooge!

With great value ticket prices, why not join us this Christmas for madness, mayhem and plenty of fun and experience the true joys of Christmas with all the family.

Our signed performance is on Wednesday 13th December at 7pm. To book please call box office on 01236 732 887.

More info can be found on our website at: www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk

Keep up to date with all our news on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CTheatre

Or Twitter: @CnauldTheatre

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)

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

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