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We work with BSL users, arts and cultural organisations and BSL interpreters and Deaf presenters to help ensure that the cultural sector is as open and welcoming to Deaf people as it can possibly be.
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Post Show Talk BSL interpreted.Trained at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Dimitris Papaioannou draws on the Greek classics and his visual arts background in this investigation of life and death.Inspired by
Post Show Talk BSL interpreted.
Trained at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Dimitris Papaioannou draws on the Greek classics and his visual arts background in this investigation of life and death.
Inspired by the words of Homer and the work of the old masters, from El Greco to Rembrandt, Papaioannou builds macabre still lifes, dreamlike images and nightmarish creations with ten performers, his magical stagecraft and the shifting floor.
Papaioannou’s return to Dance Umbrella, following Primal Matter in 2016, marks his first work to be performed at Sadler’s Wells.
(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
BSL Interpreters: Esther Rose Thomas and Darren Townsend-HandscombPart of London Literature FestivalHear the inside story of the rise of British rock from the Who’s Roger Daltrey on the publication day
BSL Interpreters: Esther Rose Thomas and Darren Townsend-Handscomb
Part of London Literature Festival
Hear the inside story of the rise of British rock from the Who’s Roger Daltrey on the publication day of his highly anticipated memoir, Thanks a Lot, Mr Kibblewhite: My Life.
Daltrey’s memoir describes his journey from a childhood in suburban west London to becoming the vocalist in one of rock music’s era-defining bands.
Hear in Daltrey’s own words as he separates myth from reality, reflects on his wild journey with the band through chart-topping hits, in-fighting, drugs, mayhem, trashed hotel rooms and the premature death of Keith Moon, and a life spanning a tumultuous time of change in Britain and America.
Born during the air bombing of London in 1944, Daltrey left school at 15 and worked in a sheet metal factory while forming the band that would later become the Who.
The Who shot to fame with the release of hit single My Generation in 1965. The band went on to release some of British rock’s most-loved albums, including Who’s Next, Tommy and Quadrophenia.
Daltrey is in conversation with writer and presenter Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and Song Man and chief rock and pop critic for The Times.
To join the free Access Scheme and book tickets to access the interpreter, call the Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected]
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
South Bank Centre
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Interpreter: Donna RuaneWinner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) KINKY BOOTS comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2018!With songs
Interpreter: Donna Ruane
Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, ‘London’s hottest musical’ (Smooth Radio) KINKY BOOTS comes to Wolverhampton Grand in 2018!
With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! Don’t miss the ‘freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’ (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK tour!
It’s the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DE
Interpreter: TBC“All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.”Chickenshed is proud to present a fearless and innovative new production of this utterly iconic story,
“All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil.”
Chickenshed is proud to present a fearless and innovative new production of this utterly iconic story, boldly told with music, movement and a youthful vigour that honours the breathless and remorseless pace of the original novella.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson was first published in 1886, and depicts the constant struggle between the baser instincts and finer aspirations of mankind, offering a terrifying glimpse of what lurks beneath the surface when the persuasive but superficial trappings of civilisation are stripped away.
Brilliantly exploring Stevenson’s themes of etiquette, respectability and hypocrisy, this production will explore the dark recesses of the psyche, and reflect the tale’s profound and subtle truths about what it means to be human – and how fragile the veneers of society may be.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE
Interpreter: Julie Fletcher Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband. It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls,
Interpreter: Julie Fletcher
Written by award-winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband.
It’s 1992 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything.
Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.
Featuring the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.
The Band has now become one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever. Don’t miss your chance to see this breathtaking, brand new production before it hits London’s West End.
(Thursday) 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Sheffield Theatres - Crucible Theatre & Lyceum Studio
55 Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 1DA