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

Accessible theatre listings for North Wales Jan- May 2019

Below you will find details of accessible/ assisted shows and performances that are available for theatres across North Wales from January to the end of May 2019. Accessible/ assisted performances mean that services or technology are provided to ensure that audiences members who are deaf, hard of hearing, have sight loss or conditions that affect their neurology, cognition, learning and sensitivity to sound and lighting … Continue reading Accessible theatre listings for North Wales Jan- May 2019

Kinky Boots UK tour accessible listings

I’ve recently booked to see Kinky Boots and was really impressed when I looked at the listings and saw that they actually have accessible shows, which is a very big deal for a National tour (even though it shouldn’t be.) So I thought I’d do a post to shout about it; in a good way. And share all the accessible/ assisted shows that are scheduled … Continue reading Kinky Boots UK tour accessible listings

Why is accessible theatre important?

What better way to start off on the topic of access and particularly accessible theatre than to discuss why it’s important? Put simply because all accessibility is important! In fact, it’s a matter of the law, which is presently covered by the Equality Act 2010 and states that reasonable adjustments must be made to ensure accessibility. However, the majority of us disabled people know that … Continue reading Why is accessible theatre important?