Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances

Summer Holiday The Musical

BSL interpreted performance August 16th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 17th 7.30pm

Audio Described performance August 18th 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Let It Be

BSL Interpreted performance August 23rd 7.30pm

Captioned performance 24th August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 25th August 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Evita

Audio described performance August 30th 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted performance August 30th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 31st 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+ 

Contains flashing and strobe lighting

 

Box office – 029 20636464

www.wmc.org.uk/access

 

Mercury Theatre Wales

35 Times

By Bethan Morgan
Friday 14 September at 10.30am and 7.45pm

Audio Described performance, Friday 14 September at 7.45pm.

There is a free pre-show Touch Tour at 7pm. You can call 01633 656679 or 01633 656757 to book your ticket, reserve a place
on the Touch Tour and set aside an audio description headset, ready for the performance.

Tickets are £12 and £10 concessions.
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

Jules’ Coffee Mornings are a place to get creative, to glue stringy balloon sculptures, to learn a waltz and to speak out.
Inspired by the real experiences of many brave women, join six who are now finding their voices. It’s not all just tea and biscuits. So you see, we know what you think of us, we know what we’ve become. That’s why we’re here…we’re trying to work out together how we move on. How we survive.

This production has a trigger warning of domestic abuse and the age guidance is 15 years and over.
Supported by Arts Council of Wales and RCT Theatres.

Elbow Room Theatre

The Importance of Being Described…Earnestly

Chloë Clarke, in collaboration with Elbow Room Theatre Company and Galeri Caernarfon

The Riverfront Newport, September 26th at 7.45pm
Box Office 01633 656757 / 01633 656679
www.newportlive.co.uk/riverfront

When a clueless, but very well-intentioned theatre company attempt to stage their interpretation of an Oscar Wilde classic, objectivity, tradition, British politeness, handbags and several cups of tea fly out the window!

This innovative 60-minute comedy features fully integrated live audio description for visually impaired and sighted audiences to enjoy alike. A touch tour is incorporated into the show and open to everyone. The show will be performed ‘in the round’ with seats arranged around a central acting area.

Seating is unreserved – full price tickets are £10 and concessions are £8.00.

For further booking details You can visit elbowroomtheatre.com and click on the particular venue listed under ‘Tour Dates’.

So, in earnest, throw away those headsets. We’re all in this together!

 

Kaite O’Reilly

AND SUDDENLY I DISAPPEAR: the Singapore-UK ‘d’ Monologues

Kaite O’Reilly’s Unlimited International Commission

Produced in the UK by The Llanarth Group

Chapter, Cardiff

September 11th and 12th

8pm

A multilingual, intercultural theatre project, a creative dialogue between UK and Singapore-based artists in an exploration of what it is to be human on opposite sides of the world. Supported by an Unlimited International commission, O’Reilly’s fictionalised monologues shed light on the lived experience of being Deaf or disabled in both the UK and Singapore, and the public perceptions, social attitudes, national agendas as well as misconceptions, stigmas and barriers that empower and/or disempower the individual.  A poignant, powerful, humorous, and philosophical celebration of ‘the atypical’, showcasing stories previously unshared.

This accessible performance includes an ensemble cast of seven outstanding performers from the UK/Singapore, a visually striking set of short pre-recorded videos, visual theatre sequences and a stimulating soundscape. It uses the aesthetics of access, including creative captioning and integrated audio description.

Tickets: £12/£10 

Box Office:  029 2030 4400 

To book tickets please go here

Age 13+ 

Ramesh Meyyappan

JOIN RAMESH at THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE with

OFF-KILTER

at DANCE BASE 7-26 August 3.30pm TICKETS
AS PART OF THE MADE IN SCOTLAND SHOWCASE

One of his finest performances yet‘ ★★★★ 
The Herald

‘Sheer artistry… a profoundly absorbing and moving show’ ★★★★ 
Scotsman

Off-Kilter is a darkly comedic visual theatre production from Ramesh Meyyappan, incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling.

At work and at home, Joe Kilter has his routine. Some people think Joe is obsessive. Joe would prefer not to be thought of at all. A change in his routine turns his world askew. His life is no longer his own, his house is knocked sideways and he’s off his game. Joe Kilter is off-kilter. Feeling increasingly isolated, his life feels impossible until he is forced to exist in darkness.

Off-Kilter explores mental well-being, identity, feeling a little bit different from everyone else and not quite being yourself.

 

RAW MATERIAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH TRON THEATRE & THEATREWORKS SINGAPORE PRESENT

OFF-KILTER

7 – 26 Aug (not Mondays) | 15.30 | 45 mins | Age: 12+ years
Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU
Tickets: £13 (£11 conc) BOX OFFICE: 0131 225 5525 or Book Online

Gwyl Y Llais / Festival of Voice 2018

Accessible Performances

Double Vision 

Wales Millennium Centre

7th – 17th June

Tickets £15

Captioned performances: Thurs 14 June 6pm + Sat 16 June 3pm

Book tickets here

Part murder mystery, part gig, and a whole lot of fun; Double Vision is a brand-new thriller from Wales Millennium Centre and award-winning theatre company Gagglebabble. 

A thrilling ride through the darkness of the human psyche, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman’s unfinished script, ‘The Blind Man’. A story about friendship, perception and betrayal. 

Cast includes UCAN’s  Mared Jarman.

 

Lovecraft (Not the sex shop in Cardiff)

Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre

5th – 16th June

Tickets £15

BSL Interpreted performances: (Interpreter: Sami Thorpe)  Fri 8 June 8pm + Thurs 14 June 10pm  

Book tickets here

A one-woman-science-comedy-music-show.  

Created and performed by Welsh actress and singer Carys Eleri. Lovecraft (Not the Sex Shop in Cardiff) is a brutally honest and witty show about the neuroscience of love and loneliness.  

Drawing from her own experiences, Carys combines smart and ludicrously funny songs with heartfelt tales, taking you on a journey to discover how love works, why it makes us do crazy things and why hugging is the answer. 

 

English 

Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

14th – 24th June

Tickets £15

Age Guidance 14+

BSL interpreted performances, Saturday  16 June 7pm + Saturday  23 June 2pm (Interpreter: Tony Evans)

Book tickets here

National Theatre Wales’ and Quarantine’s extraordinary new show invites its audience into a conversation about language with performer Jonny Cotsen – a performance built out of a fascination with what happens when we try to talk about how to live together. 

It’s inspired by the theatricality of language lessons, and discussions with migrants who learn English for all kinds of reasons. For business, for pleasure, for survival, to take part, to pass the test…

 

Dr Sally Austen in conversation with Bella Bathurst: Sound

Jacob’s Antique Market

Tickets £6.50

BSL interpreted performance, Sunday 10 June 4pm (Interpreter: Lianne Lusty)

Book tickets here

Sound draws on this extraordinary experience, exploring what it is like to lose your hearing and – as Bella eventually did – to get it back, and what that teaches you about listening and silence, music and noise. She investigates the science behind deafness, hearing loss among musicians, soldiers and factory workers, sign language, and what Deaf people know about these subjects that hearing people do not.

Please let us know if you have any specific needs and we will do our best to help: [email protected]

For full details of the Festival Programme please visit – https://festivalofvoice.wales/festival-of-voice

Festival of Voice – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Festival of Voice will be starting in just a few weeks’ time at Wales Millennium Centre and as part of the programme there is a series of accessible performances .

WMC have  offered DAC members £5 tickets for these shows.Just use the code FOVfriend2018 at point of purchase to take advantage of this!

 

WMC have teamed up with multi-award winning theatre company Gagglebabble to produce Double Vision. Part murder mystery, part gig, Double Vision is an exciting new thriller that is designed to be completely accessible to those with visual impairments, with audio description built into the script. Touch tours are available before every performance led by trained Stage Management staff with captioned performances on Thursday 14th  and Saturday 16th June. Including UCAN member Mared Jarman in the role of Mel, this is a performance not to be missed.

 

Highway One is a co-production between August 012, Katell Keineg and WMC which takes the audience on a trip from Cardiff to Greece in the company of a centaur, a dead Italian film-maker, Medea, granddaughter of the sun god and a young woman from Cardiff. It will have two Audio Described performances by Alistair Sil on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June, with touch tours available beforehand.

For further information about shows and timings, please visit https://festivalofvoice.wales/.

Beyond the Border 2018

Beyond The Border returns to St Donats Castle for a 2-day Birthday Barnstormer celebrating 25 years of the very best international performance storytelling.                                           Storming The Barn!!

The 25th Birthday Barnstormer will be a very special event, with limited ticket numbers and performances centred around The Castle, The Blue Garden, the new Moondance Hall, and of course the medieval Tythe Barn.

Taking part in BTB2018 will be some of the finest musicians and storytellers from Wales and the World, including Sweden, Finland, Italy, India, Belgium, Norway and Palestine….

There will be BSL interpreted performances on both days.  (Click below for details)

Saturday         Sunday

Expect fables and myths, music and magic, love stories and laughter, fun and games for children and fairy tales for grown-ups, all in the beautiful grounds of our castle by the sea.

As part of the Birthday Barnstormer celebrations, we will also be celebrating Visit Wales’ 2018 Year of the Sea. Our programme will include Stories of The Sea, from Pirate Tales to Viking Myths to stories of Migration across The Mediterranean. Plus stories of ancient times to modern stories. We also have some special guests performing stories from the Mabinogion.

Artists already confirmed include author JOANNE HARRIS (Rune, Chocolat), ROBIN WILLIAMSON (Incredible String Band) , Classical Indian Sufi singer SMITA BELLUR,  award-winning storytellers HUGH LUPTON & DANIEL MORDEN (Classical Association Award), author and storyteller SALLY POMME CLAYTON, BEN HAGGARTY (Crick Crack Club), PAOLA BALBI (Italy) MARKUS LUUKONEN (Finland) TORGRIM MELLUM STENE (Norway), JOE BAELE, TOM VAN OUTRYVE (Belgium), CATH LITTLE, TAMAR WILLIAMS, MICHAEL HARVEY, GUTO DAFIS and more, many more ….
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Aberration on the Red Carpet

17 May 2018 at 7pm – Aberystwyth Arts Centre Studio

 FREE ADVANCE TICKETS FROM ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE BOX OFFICE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY. QUOTE THE BOOKING CODE ‘AVOCADO’

A showcase of short films from the Iris Prize and creative writing from the Write It Out community project.

Featuring the premiere of our own Aberration film, “Avocados Are Not the Only Fruit” with Maj Ikle one of DAC’s West Wales members making her directorial debut.

This is a free event to mark IDAHOBIT Day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia). Come and celebrate our LGBTQ+ fabulousness through community stories, poems and films.

Made possible by: Iris Prize, Literature Wales, SpringOut, Enfys Aber, Aberystwyth University and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Read about it on Aberration’s Blog

See Maj Ikle’s own blog