AUGUST SUNSHINE AND SHOWS
We have a selection of shows for you over the coming weeks.
On Saturday 6 August at 2.30pm, there’s a chance to catch the award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, when it is audio described at Bradford Alhambra. With ingenious staging and outstanding performances, the play takes us on a journey into the life and mind of its autistic protagonist – Christopher - and his family.
The final audio description of the current tour of SISTER ACT starring Alexandra Burke, takes place at Bristol Hippodrome on Wednesday 9 August at 7.30pm. Join us for a celebration of sisterhood, friendship, and get on down with the nuns!
The first of this season’s audio described shows at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, is on Saturday 12 August at 2pm. AFTER THE DANCE by Terence Rattigan revisits the world of the Bright Young Things now they are not quite so young. This stylish and elegant production, set in the last month before the outbreak of the second World War, portrays a sense of unease and foreboding.
For the little ones this month, we present ROOM ON THE BROOM, at the Lowry, a magical, musical adaptation of the delightful children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler. Join the Witch and her cat, plus a friendly dog, a beautiful bird and a crazy frog, and find out if there will be room on the broomstick! The touch tour and audio description take place on Thursday 13 August at 2pm.
Definitely not for children, nor for the faint-hearted, the final audio described show of the current season at the new Storyhouse Theatre in Chester, is THE BEGGAR’S OPERA. This new adaptation is firmly set in the streets of Chester in the 1700’s, exploring the murkiest goings on, the tales of prostitutes and highwaymen, with a bit of police corruption thrown in. All the music is performed live by the multi-talented cast, and the unfolding of the story shines an interesting light on the roles and powers of men and women. The audio description is on Friday 18 August at 7.30pm – we’ll see you there if you’re brave enough.
Also on Friday 18 August Venue Cymru are offering audio description for the tour of GREASE, at 5pm. The perennially popular tale of teenagers Sandy and Danny and of course – Greased Lightning! – arrives in Llandudno at the theatre by the sea.
The North West theatre seasons start in earnest in September, and audio described shows include: THE ROYAL at Liverpool’s Royal Court, Lip Service’s MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT, at The Lowry, HANDBAGGED at Theatre by the Lake, in Keswick, RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO at the Octagon, and OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Oldham Coliseum. Also, not to be missed in September, is the touring production of BEAUTIFUL at Bradford Alhambra.
All shows will include a touch tour so please ask about this when you book your tickets and headsets. Enjoy the rest of the Summer, and we look forward to seeing you soon.