What are accessible performances?

I’ve done a few posts now listing accessible performances however I thought it might be useful to do a post explaining what is meant by the term “accessible performance” or “assisted performance” (which you might hear instead). In this post, I’ll try to give a deeper understanding of what makes a performance accessible, what different types of accessible performance there are, what is meant by … Continue reading What are accessible performances?

Accessible Theatre Listings South Wales June- December 2019

Below you will find details of accessible shows and performances that are available in theatres across South Wales from June to the end of December 2019, including panto dates. Accessible performances are suitable for people with a range of disabilities and conditions to enable more people to enjoy and experience a performance. For more detailed information about what accessible performances are and who they are … Continue reading Accessible Theatre Listings South Wales June- December 2019

Accessible Theatre Listings North Wales June- December 2019

Below you will find details of accessible shows and performances that are available in theatres across North Wales from June to the end of December 2019, including panto dates. For more detailed information about what accessible performances are and who they are suited to see my post, What are accessible performances? By clicking on the name of each venue it will direct you to their … Continue reading Accessible Theatre Listings North Wales June- December 2019

Kinky Boots Review (including chronic illness perspective)

I put my best foot back into the theatrical world last week with my first show of the year by seeing the fabulous Kinky Boots at Venue Cymru, Llandudno. Kinky Boots the show that needs more than your average national tour’s supply of gaffa tape! Just like one of Lola’s sparkly red designs, it’s been a musical that’s been blinking away at me for a … Continue reading Kinky Boots Review (including chronic illness perspective)

All in a Row and the issue of Representation

When I stumbled across a promotional video for new play All in a Row it took me a good while to lift my jaw off the floor and its effect has been nagging me ever since. All in a Row is a play written by Alex Oates and directed by Dominic Shaw, which starts previews at the Southwark Playhouse tomorrow. It’s a play about: A … Continue reading All in a Row and the issue of Representation

Theatre and Mental Health

Yesterday was Time to Talk day an initiative by the mental health charity Time to Change to open up conversations about mental health and how we’re feeling. Whilst personally, I think that every day should be a ‘time to talk’ day or ‘mental health day’ because talking about our mental health or just being honest about our feelings is imperative I know that concepts like … Continue reading Theatre and Mental Health

D/ deaf Awareness training with Taking Flight

After talking about reasons why theatre can be inaccessible in my last post it’s great to be able to talk about a positive initiative that’s encouraging theatres across Wales to be more accessible and inclusive in this post. I was lucky enough to sit in on a training session with Taking Flight theatre company at Theatr Clwyd recently and learn more about how they are … Continue reading D/ deaf Awareness training with Taking Flight