We are delighted to announce that Mind’s Eye has been shortlisted for the “Visual Impairment Friendly Business of the Year Award” by Henshaw’s Society for Blind People. Results to be announced on 15 June!
Other big news, is that the new theatre, Storyhouse Chester, is now open, and will be offering audio description. The first audio described performance will be for ALICE IN WONDERLAND on 9 July. Other performances to be described, on dates to be announced, include: THE BEGGAR’S OPERA, JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.
Another Shakespeare favourite is being audio described at the Liverpool Everyman, on 5 June – ROMEO AND JULIET.
Dame Janet Suzman stars in the latest production at HOME to be audio described – ROSE - on election day, 8 June.
Touring shows with audio description over June and July, include: FUNNY GIRL, at Bradford Alhambra on 10 June; at Nottingham Theatre Royal on 17 June; at Norwich Theatre Royal on 1 July; at Venue Cymru on 20 July and at Wolverhampton Grand on 29 July; MAMMA MIA at Leeds Grand on 15 June; the final audio description for BILLY ELLIOT at Milton Keynes Theatre on 16 June; the first Mind’s Eye descriptions of THE ADAMS FAMILY at Bradford Alhambra on 8 July and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES there on 22 July; BUDDY, also at Bradford on 15 July; A JUDGEMENT IN STONE at Wolverhampton Grand on 5 July; THE WEDDING SINGER on 26 July at Venue Cymru, and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at The Lowy on 29 July, where there is a tour around the UNSEEN PHOTOGRAPHS exhibition in the Gallery in the morning.
Wolverhampton Arena is offering several shows with audio description – NO WOMAN’S LAND on 9 June, THE BAND, on 13 June, and THE MURDERER on 27 June.
MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL events to be audio described include: a tour at Manchester Art Gallery on 6 July and one at the Whitworth on 9 July, plus RETURNING TO REIMS at Home, Manchester on 12 July, and FATHERLAND at The Royal Exchange on 15 July.
Other North West plays include the Octagon Theatre Bolton’s production of Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS, on 14 June, PERSUASION at the Royal Exchange on 17 June and THE FATHER, starring Kenneth Alan Taylor, at Oldham Coliseum Theatre on 28 June.
Wishing you a lovely sunny couple of months with plenty of theatre going!