Summer With Mind's Eye
Posted July 2012
Hot (fingers crossed!) dates in July, are 6 and 13 for English National Ballet’s Like a Fish Out of Water, which forms part of the Hidden London programme of events for London 2012. Described as a fusion of dance, water and fashion, the promenade performances celebrate London’s historic lidos. The performances take place both in and out of the water although audience members remain on land! Tickets must be booked in advance as the numbers on each tour are limited. Audio description is available at 3pm on 6 July at Hillingdon Lido and from 10.30am on 13 July at Hampton Pool.
For more details contact: ballet.org.uk or molpresents.com
Also braving the elements is another outdoor show – Star Cross’d, in Alexandra Park in Oldham. Ian Kershaw has written a new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring dance, a brass band, a sprinkle of magic and a whole lotta love! The audio described performance of the promenade piece is on July 19th. Bring a picnic and a waterproof. coliseum.org.uk
More Shakespeare with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, audio described at the Royal Exchange on July 28, in a production brought to Manchester by the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre, described by The Daily Telegraph as “marvellously irreverent and pure bliss”. Visit royalexchangetheatre.org.uk for more information
Touring productions over the summer include the highly entertaining and fun Legally Blonde, at Bradford on July 11 and at Milton Keynes on August 8. Feel free to visit bradford-theatres.co.uk atgtickets.com/Milton-Keynes-Theatre to find out more.
In addition, don't miss Murder on the Nile, with Kate O’ Mara is at Bradford on July 21st. This is promising to be a great show.
Other news, Chris Berry is describing Dry Rot at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton on July 28, grandtheatre.co.uk and Eleanor Walk describes the ever-popular Grease at Venue Cymru on August 11th. venuecymru.co.uk
And a reminder that The Phantom of the Opera is at Leeds Grand on September 1, so if you haven’t already booked for this spectacular show, do so soon. leedsgrandtheatre.com
DADAFEST runs in Liverpool over July and August with many of the events being audio described. Check out their site www.dadahello.com for details, which will also be tweeted @MindsEyeArts and put on the Mind’s Eye Facebook page.
And finally, very good news that Theatre By the Lake will be offering audio description on its three main house shows -
- Bedroom Farce: Thursday the 30th of August, 2pm
- Dry Rot: Saturday the 27th of October 2pm
- Great Expectations: on Saturday the 10th of November at 2pm
Call their Box Office on: 017687 74411, or visit their website: www.theatrebythelake.com.Top