Having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers, Richard O’Brien’s legendary The Rocky Horror Show returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour and is being audio described at the Regent Theatre, Stoke, on Friday, 7 June at 17:30.
Also on the same day at 19:45, there is an audio descried performance of Dressed at Home, Manchester. A costume maker, a theatre maker, a singer, and a dancer. All friends since school, telling a true story. After being stripped at gun point, Lydia sets out to redress herself with a new healing set of armour. Lydia now only wears clothes she has made. Dressed is about the power clothes have to define us, to liberate us, to hide us and to embellish us. It is about making something beautiful out of something dark and traumatic. Combining choreography, live sewing, comedy and original music, it is a celebration of female performance and friendship.
Celebrate The Beatles’ meteoric rise to fame at the Bradford Alhambra on Saturday, 8 June at 14:30 with an audio described performance of Let It Be. Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania with live performances of early tracks including ‘Twist and Shout ‘and She Loves You’ as well as global mega-hits ‘Yesterday’, ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Come Together’ and, of course,’ Let It Be’. Plus experience the all-new Let It Be Part 2 – the reunion that never was, set a decade after the group went their separate ways, featuring some of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison’s best-loved solo material. Travel back to the magical sixties and join John, Paul, George and Ringo for an unforgettable night of live music.
Heralded as one of the funniest plays ever written, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is being audio described at the Albert Halls, Bolton, on Wednesday, 12 June at 19:30. Bachelors and best friends, Jack and Algernon, create alter egos to escape their tiresome lives. However, when they both fall in love and attempt to win the hearts of two women, the pair become tangled in a tale of deception, disguise and misadventure. Don't miss the chance to catch this sensational and lavish comedy.
Bill Kenwright’s ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is being audio described on Thursday, 13 June at the Leeds Grand at 14:00. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’, and ‘Any Dream Will Do’.
There are three terrific audio described musicals to choose from on Saturday, 15 June, all at 14:30. At the Bradford Alhambra, you can catch the explosive rock musical American Idiot. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. This thrilling musical has had Green Day fans enraptured and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style. Starring singer-songwriter Luke Friend (X-Factor), Tom Milner (The Voice and Waterloo Road) and introducing Sam Lavery as Whatsername.
Avenue Q is back and you can catch it at the Wolverhampton Grand. Following a smash- hit run in 2012, the fur-lariously laugh-out-loud musical is back by popular demand. Catch- up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for… never mind. Missed all the fuzz last time round? Don’t let your life suck – book now!
The hilarious and heart-warming comedy, Educating Rita, is at the Theatre Royal Norwich. It won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine.
Dave Kirby is back with a brand new sequel to Lost Soul, the huge smash hit comedy that has been seen by more than 50,000 people and the new show is being audio described at the Royal Court Liverpool, on Wednesday, 19 June at 20:00. Smigger’s having a mid-life crisis. All he wants to do is roll back the years and dance to 70's soul music with Donna, Terry and Pat. But since the grandkid came along, Donna hasn’t been interested in their usual Sunday nights in town (or much else). Their daughter hasn’t helped, lumbering them with the baby most weekends while she's out with the dad. Well, maybe the dad (it’s a one in four chance). Smigger's had enough, his head’s wrecked and he’s not having it any more. Smigger, Donna, Terry and Pat will take us from Scottie road to Pontins Prestatyn to Liverpool’s over-40's Sunday night pub scene for endless laughter set to a 70's soul soundtrack that will have you dancing out of the Royal Court and strutting straight down to Smokie Mo’s.
On Saturday, 22 June, there are two audio described shows to choose from, both at 14:30. Based on the Oscar-winning film, Little Miss Sunshine is at the Bradford Alhambra. The Hoover family has more than a few troubles, but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile in to their rickety yellow camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California – and more importantly, can they? This uplifting, modern classic celebrates the quirks of every family, the potholes in every road, and the power of overcoming our differences. This EUROPEAN PREMIERE stars Mark Moraghan (Coronation Street, Holby City, 9 to 5), Lucy O’Byrne (Evita, Les Misérables, The Sound of Music), two-time Olivier-award nominee Paul Keating (Little Shop of Horrors, The Full Monty), Gabriel Vick (Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Eastenders) and Ian Carlyle (The Lion King, We Will Rock You).
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. It has become the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. Gwyneth Strong, best known for her role in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses in which she starred in the role of Cassandra, will perform as Mrs Boyle with further star casting to be announced.
Now with sold-out productions in London, on Broadway, and in North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation and is being audio described on Wednesday, 26 June at the Palace Theatre Manchester at 19:30. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get. Laugh out loud funny with insanely catchy music, you will be humming for months on end! Be sure to catch Book of Mormon whilst you can!
Ending this month of audio described theatre is Hobson’s Choice on Saturday, 29 June at the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester at 14:30. ‘It’s a man’s world and you girls should keep within your boundaries and do as you’re told.’ If tailor Hari Hobson isn’t bossing his daughters about in his Northern Quarter workshop, he’s putting the world to rights in his local pub. His oldest daughter, Durga, is the brains behind the operation. But when Hobson says that Durga is too valuable to lose and must give up all idea of getting married, she takes her fate into her own hands and opens a rival shop nearby. Cutting through generational divides, it shows that in family life, some stories never get old – and some things never change.
We look forward to welcoming you to a performance soon!