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                 STAGETEXT AND IN-HOUSE CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE DIARY
                                      April 2010

                                                LONDON
ADELPHI THEATRE                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 412 4648 F: 0207 087 7771 or E: customer.relations@seetickets.com
Love Never Dies – Wednesday 8 September, 2.30pm, and 7.30pm
Love Never Dies continues the story of The Phantom, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera
House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set 10 years after the mysterious
disappearance of The Phantom from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue...in
which music and memory can play cruel tricks...and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, Love
Never Dies. Seats for viewing the captions are in the Dress Circle.


ALDWYCH THEATRE                                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7379 3367 Minicom: 020 7240 9660 F: 020 7379 5776
Dirty Dancing – Wednesday 13 October, 7.30pm
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny,
two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most
challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey
Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life. Don’t miss your chance
to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event. You’ll have the time of your life.


ALMEIDA THEATRE                                                                      Captioned in-house
T: 020 7288 4999 E: access@almeida.co.uk
Ruined – Saturday 15 May, 3pm, and Tuesday 25 May, 7.30pm
A small mining town deep in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Mama Nadi’s bar her rules apply. No
arguments, no politics, no guns. When two new girls tainted with the stigma of their recent past arrive,
Mama is forced to reassess her business priorities and personal loyalties.

Through a Glass Darkly – Saturday 10 July, 3pm, and Tuesday 20 July, 7.30pm
Karin is a young wife, an older sister and an only daughter. Her kaleidoscopic interior world is a
constantly changing picture where the boundaries between the everyday and the holy defy distinction.
Karin’s family have taken her on a recuperative holiday. On a bleakly beautiful island where their
relationships become increasingly entangled, as the three most important men in her life prove
increasingly incapable of helping to cure her, Karin decides to take control of her own destiny.
Cast includes Ruth Wilson.


APOLLO, VICTORIA                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7828 7074 E: apollovic.bookings@livenation.co.uk
Wicked – Friday 28 May, 7.30pm, and Saturday 29 May, 2.30pm
Wicked tells the untold story of the legendary witches from L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz. Wicked brings to life the captivating, surprising tale of how a misunderstood, green girl
named Elphaba became ‘wicked’ but her unlikely friend, Glinda, became ‘good.’ Seats for the
captioned performances are £30.




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BARBICAN THEATRE                                                            Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0845 120 7511 Textphone: 020 7382 7297 E: access@barbican.org.uk
Peter Pan – Tuesday 25 May, 7.15pm
Peter Pan and the Darling Family are re-imagined in Victorian Edinburgh, full of mysterious mists, gas-
lamps and bridges. Peter’s impish arrival into the lives of Wendy, John and Michael marks the beginning
of a thrilling, deliciously naughty and unpredictable escapade.

Nevermore – Saturday 10 July, 2.30pm
A delightfully grotesque musical tale fusing the hauntingly humorous myths of Edgar Allan Poe with a
chilling score that appeals to the darker side within us all… Showcasing the Gothic dreamscape of Poe’s
life, this whimsical production is at once playful and perverse, brutal and heartfelt, beautiful and
enthralling. Characterised by its striking visuals, heightened physical performances, evocative text and
sinister music, Nevermore is homage to an iconic misfit whose work has developed a cult following.
A musical fable for adults.


CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY                                                    Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0870 060 6620 F: 020 8290 8248 W: http://www.theambassadors.com/churchill/
Witness for the Prosecution - Saturday 8 May, 2.30pm
The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents Christie's undisputed masterpiece. Emily French, an
elderly woman who recently left her considerable estate to the charming young Leonard, is found dead.
Murdered. Though he protests his innocence, Leonard quickly becomes the prime suspect. Will the truth
be revealed in time or will Leonard be declared guilty at the hands of the Witness for the Prosecution?


DONMAR WAREHOUSE, COVENT GARDEN                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7845 5822 E: access@donmarwarehouse.com
The Late Middle Classes – Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm
Celia is bored to distraction; Charles is obsessed with his work; and their son is having his first lessons
in music and in life. Simon Gray’s funny, melancholic and captivating play about a young boy trapped
between two types of oppressive love reveals the frustration, secrets and guilt of middle-class
respectability in 1950s England.


FORTUNE THEATRE                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 871 7677 E: specialistsales@theambassadors.com
Woman In Black – Monday 2 June, 8.00pm
THE MOST TERRIFYING LIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD
Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best selling novel
combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
It is a formula that provides audiences with an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into
a terrifying and ghostly world.




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HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, SWISS COTTAGE                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7722 9301 E: boxoffice@hampsteadtheatre.com
Andersen’s English – Tuesday 4 May, 7.30pm
Celebrated children’s writer Hans Christian Andersen arrives, unannounced, for a stay at the home of
Charles Dickens and his large, charismatic family. To the lonely and eccentric guest, the members of
Dickens’ household seem to live a life of unreachable bliss. But with his broken English, Andersen
doesn’t at first see the storms brewing within the family: undeclared passions, a son sent to fight in India,
and a growing strangeness at the heart of Dickens’ marriage. There will be a post-show talk with
speech-to-text transcription.

Canary – Tuesday 8 June, 7.30pm
In 1960s Liverpool, two lovers hide in the closet, then are forced to go their separate ways. While pits
close and dole queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. In 2010, despite civil
partnerships and an equal age of consent, the paparazzi chase a love story that could tear a family
apart. Laced with surreal touches and pitch-black humour, Canary is an unflinching story about love,
honesty, and being brave enough to sing out. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong
language. There will be a post-show talk with speech-to-text transcription.

Salome – Tuesday 13 July, 7.30pm
The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth century decadence in Oscar Wilde's
astonishing verse tragedy. Salome, step-daughter of King Herod, agrees to perform the mysterious
dance of the seven veils but demands in return the head of the King's most infamous prisoner. The head
of John the Baptist. Wilde's Salome is a dazzling, shocking piece of storytelling from one of the greatest
writers of the last two hundred years. It is fragile, savage and shimmeringly beautiful, rendered in
exquisite poetry and unforgettable theatrical images. There will be a post-show talk with speech-to-
text transcription.

The House of Bilquis Bibi – Tuesday 10 August, 7.30pm
It is uncomfortably hot in Jhang, a small town in Pakistan’s fertile Punjab region. Among the mango
groves and orchards lies The House of Bilquis Bibi. Inside, a family mourns. With her husband gone,
Bilquis must uphold her family’s honour at all costs - the fates of five unmarried daughters lie in her
hands. Her solution: to marry off eldest daughter Abida to their cousin Pappo, who is visiting Pakistan
from the US. Bilquis turns a blind eye to the illicit nightly visits Pappo pays to his fiancée’s balcony. But
as she slowly realises that more than one daughter is staying awake for him, the temperature in the
house rises and a tragedy unfolds. There will be a post-show talk with speech-to-text transcription.


HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, HAYMARKET                                           Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 482 5165 E: access@delmack.co.uk F: 020 7766 2148
Phantom of the Opera – Saturday 24 July, 2.30pm
With some of the most lavish sets, costumes and special effects ever to have been created for the stage,
The Phantom of The Opera is a haunting musical which traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera
and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance.




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LYCEUM THEATRE                                                                 Captioned by STAGETEXT
Please see the booking details below
The Lion King – Saturday 5 June, 2.00pm
Seen by over 25 million people across four continents, Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King
transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours of the Serengeti Plains.
Stunning effects and the evocative rhythms of Africa. The result is a visual feast beyond the boundaries
of imagination.

To book tickets for the captioned performance of The Lion King please print and complete the booking
form which can be downloaded from our website and fax it to 020 7845 0999. Or post it to: Disney Group
Bookings, Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7RQ.

Alternatively, you may hand in your completed booking form to the Lyceum Theatre Box Office,
marked for the attention of Disney Group Bookings. Your tickets will be mailed to you in due course.


LYRIC HAMMERSMITH                                                                  Captioned in-house
T: 0871 22 117 29 E: tickets@lyric.co.uk
A Thousand Stars Explode In The Sky – Wednesday 26 May, 7.30pm
If it were all to end...Where would you go? Who would you see? What would you do?
On a farm in the North East of England a family gathers. Three of the UK's leading playwrights come
together to create an epic play about the very end of time. Ages 14+.


NATIONAL THEATRE, SOUTH BANK                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7452 3000 F: 020 7452 3030 E:boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk
COTTESLOE THEATRE
Spring Storm – Monday 17 May, 7.30pm
Heavenly has almost everything a young woman could desire, but when she’s forced to decide between
respectable suitor Arthur and handsome, wild lover Dick, her actions cause a chain of consequences
that tear their lives apart. The European première production of Spring Storm – a gripping early play by
Tennessee Williams. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.

Beyond the Horizon - Wednesday 26 May, 7.30pm
Robert is about to start a new life across the ocean, whilst brother Andy is settling on the family farm. But
the realisation that they love the same woman results in a dramatic reversal of fate. Beyond the Horizon
is the powerful Pulitzer prize-winning drama that formulated Eugene O’Neill’s vision of America. Tickets
£15, plus companion at same price.

LYTTELTON THEATRE
The Habit of Art – Wednesday 5 May, 2.15pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. Alan Bennett’s new play reflects on growing
old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of
art. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.




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The White Guard – Wednesday 12 May, 7.30pm, and Wednesday 23 June, 2.15pm
In Kiev during the Russian Civil War, the Turbin household is sanctuary to a ragtag, close-knit crowd
presided over by the beautiful Lena. As her brothers prepare to fight for the White Guard, friends charge
in from the riotous streets amidst an atmosphere of heady chaos, quaffing vodka, keeling over,
declaiming, taking baths, playing guitar, falling in love. But the new regime is poised and in its brutal
triumph lies destruction for the Turbins and their world. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.

Love the Sinner - Thursday 8 July, 7.30pm
An international group of church leaders converge in an African hotel to contend the need for Christian
doctrine to change with the times. Fierce theological debate demonstrates that what’s current thinking on
one continent is abhorrent to another. In a neighbouring room, a brief sexual encounter between Joseph,
a local porter, and Michael, a British conference volunteer, leads to a direct and potent challenge both to
Michael as he returns to England to grapple with ethics of his own, and to the liberal claims and
professed compassion of the affluent West and its church. Drew Pautz’s tense and provocative new play
considers what we may be willing to sacrifice, personally and in the public sphere, for what we believe to
be right. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.

After the Dance - Wednesday 28 July, 7.30pm
As the world races towards catastrophe, a crowd of Mayfair socialites party their way to oblivion. At its
centre is David, who idles away his sober moments researching a futile book until the beautiful Helen
decides to save him, shattering his marriage and learning too late the depth of both David’s indolence
and his wife’s undeclared love. But with finances about to crash and humanity on the brink of global
conflict, the drink keeps flowing and the revellers dance on.

First staged in 1939, the play now often thought to be Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece offers a subtle,
witty unmasking of the hedonistic 20s generation and a devastating study of repression and the human
heart. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.

OLIVIER THEATRE
Women Beware Women – Tuesday 8 June, 7.30pm
In the Italian court, where wealth secures power and power serves lust, the lascivious Duke can play
wherever he chooses. He catches the eye of another’s exquisite bride, Bianca. Can a glance secure her
fate, a bribe appease her husband? Isabella’s father would marry her off to a rich young idiot, while
Hippolito has won her trust and desires her truly. But he’s her uncle. These are her choices. If twice-
widowed Livia conspires against her sex to gain a little clout, she’s only fighting to survive. Corruption
will not go unpunished in Thomas Middleton’s blackly funny, fast and ferocious tragedy. Tickets £10,
plus companion at same price.

London Assurance – Monday 28 June, 7.30pm
Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a rich and
beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior. Arriving at Oak Hall, Gloucestershire, he marvels at
this rural Venus until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker.
Meanwhile his disguised son turns up in flight from his creditors and falls head over heels for Grace.
When Lady Gay discovers the young couple, she needs little prompting from the visiting chancer Dazzle
to lead Sir Harcourt astray. Tickets £15, plus companion at same price.




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Welcome to Thebes - Monday 9 August, 7.30pm
Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first
democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the
leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn’t stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant,
mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body
of the former dictator lies unburied. A boy soldier is carelessly murdered. Set in the present day, but
inspired by an ancient myth, Moira Buffini’s Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an
encounter between the world’s richest and poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war. Tickets
£10.

Danton’s Death - Saturday 14 August, 2pm
1794: the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile
Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides
Danton’s fate. A titanic struggle begins. Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands
for compromise, the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits.
A revolutionary himself, Georg Büchner was 21 when he wrote the play in 1835, while hiding from the
police. With its hair-raising rush of scenes and vivid dramatisation of complex, visionary characters,
Danton’s Death has a claim to be the greatest political tragedy ever written. Howard Brenton captures
Büchner’s exhilarating energy as Danton struggles to avoid his inexorable fall. Tickets £10.


NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE                                            Captioned by The Touring Consortium
T: 0870 060 6646 E: wimbledonboxoffice@theambassadors.com
The Hobbit – Wednesday 5 May, 7.30pm
Join our intrepid hero Bilbo Baggins on an adventure of a lifetime and encounter; Wizards, giant spiders,
eagles, Trolls, a huge dragon, a treasure trove beyond belief and a very special ring in this spectacular
stage adaptation of one of the world’s favourite stories. Some scenes may be mildly frightening for
children aged under eight.


NEW LONDON THEATRE                                                          Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7452 3000 E: access@nationaltheatre.org.uk
War Horse in the West End - Saturday 3 July, 2.30pm, and Saturday 27 November, 2.30pm
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford, the National Theatre’s award-winning
production continues its record-breaking run at the New London Theatre. Actors, working with
astonishing life-sized puppets, take audiences on an unforgettable journey through history. Tickets £25,
plus companion at same price.


OLD VIC THEATRE                                                                     Captioned in-house
T: 0871 297 5477 E: ovtcadmin@oldvictheatre.com
The Real Thing - Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm
Deeply moving and startlingly funny, Tom Stoppard’s razor sharp drama brilliantly examines the complex
nature of love, art and reality. Anna Mackmin directs an outstanding cast including Barnaby Kay, Hattie
Morahan, Toby Stephens and Fenella Woolgar in this multi-award winning modern classic.

The Tempest – Thursday 22 July, 7.30pm
Sam Mendes returns to direct year two of The Bridge Project, with another stellar transatlantic line-up
including Michelle Beck, Christian Camargo, Ron Cephas Jones, Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance and
Thomas Sadoski in an intriguing pairing of Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late
masterpiece The Tempest.

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As You Like It – Saturday 31 July, 7.30pm
Sam Mendes returns to direct Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece
The Tempest.


OPEN AIR THEATRE, REGENT’S PARK                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 826 4242 Book on website: www.openairtheatre.org/p140.html
The Crucible – Monday 7 June, 8pm
Set amid the Salem witch hunts, The Crucible, arguably Arthur Miller’s greatest play, sees a community
divided by jealousy and superstition. As witchcraft hysteria takes hold, choices have to be made:
conform to survive or uphold your beliefs whatever the consequences. The unique setting of the Open
Air Theatre allows another classic to find a new voice.

The Comedy of Errors – Monday 12 July, 8pm
Shakespeare’s rollicking farce, The Comedy of Errors, makes a welcome return to the Open Air Theatre.
In this merry-go-round of mistaken identity, two sets of estranged twins find themselves unwittingly
wandering through the streets of the same town, where the men are jealous, the women are furious and
there’s a priceless gold chain that everyone wants. As broken relationships are slowly pieced back
together, order is restored and the final reunion is a heart-warming celebration of love and family.

Into The Woods – Saturday 4 September, 2.30pm
Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The
popular tales of Red Riding Hood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven
with that of the Baker and his Wife and their quest to have children. However, this re-telling goes
beyond ‘happily ever after’ as the familiar characters find themselves in unfamiliar circumstances and
hopes and dreams are shattered.


PHOENIX THEATRE                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0871 297 5477 Box Office: 0871 297 5454 E: phoenixboxoffice@theambassadors.com
Blood Brothers – Wednesday 9 June, 7.45pm
Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite
sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The incredible score includes Bright
New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Seats for deaf,
deafened and hard of hearing people are in the Circle.


PLAYHOUSE THEATRE                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 871 7677 Text Relay: (18001 0844 871 7677) E: ticketcentre@theambassadors.com
Dreamboats and Petticoats – Wednesday 16 June, 7.30pm
Inspired by the smash hit million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats 1, 2 and 3 comes a brand
new musical featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Written by Laurence Marks
and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and
Shine On Harvey Moon, this spectacular new feel-good production will give you ‘the greatest time of your
life’ – taking you back to a time when each passing week brought another classic track.




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QUEENS THEATRE                                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 482 5165 E: access@delmack.co.uk
Les Misérables – Saturday 13 November, 2.30pm
This stunning adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic masterpiece sweeps its audience through an epic tale of
passion and destruction against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolutionary turmoil. Indisputably
the world’s most popular musical, Les Misérables has earned itself a unique place in musical history.
Dream the dream and book now.


ROYAL COURT THEATRE                                                             Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7565 5013 E: boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com or ruthhawkins@royalcourttheatre.com
Posh – Tuesday 11 May, 7.30pm
In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are
meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an élite student dining society, the boys are
bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last
huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

Sucker Punch – Tuesday 20 July, 7.30pm
In the red corner: Leon Davidson – Black British champ or Uncle Tom?
In the blue corner: Troy Augustus – American powerhouse or naïve cash cow?
Two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are. Sucker Punch looks back on what it
was like to be young and Black in the 80s and asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won.
Age guidance 14+

Spur of the Moment – Thursday 12 August, 7.45pm
Pre-teen Delilah enjoys High School Musical, swim parties and ogling the lodger. Whilst her parents
throw verbal grenades at one another, they barely notice their 21-year-old tenant starting to notice her.
Spur of the Moment looks at the distance between close family relations and a young girl on the brink of
adolescence. It is the debut play by Anya Reiss, written when she was seventeen.


SOHO THEATRE                                                                          Captioned in-house
T: 0870 429 6883 M: 020 7478 0148 SMS: 07925 576 105 E: box1@sohotheatre.com
W: www.sohotheatre.com
MUST – Wednesday 2 June, 7.30pm
In collaboration with the celebrated Clod Ensemble, legendary New York performance artist Peggy Shaw
takes the audience on a journey across the landscape of her own body. Renowned for her own gender
bending autobiographical work, she recounts her extraordinary experiences of the medical profession
from her current perspective as a 65-year-old lesbian grandmother. MUST weaves together the stories
of a lifetime - giving birth on the way to Woodstock, her mother’s electric shock treatment in 1950s
America, the loss of a loved one – with projected microscopic images, and live musicians performing a
powerful score for piano, double bass and violin.




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THEATRE ROYAL, DRURY LANE                                                        Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 482 5165 E: access@delmack.co.uk
Oliver! – Saturday 7 August, 2.30pm
Oliver! is one of the most beloved British musicals, vividly bringing to life Dickens’ timeless characters
with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more. The current production is even more
spectacular than ever before, with a cast and orchestra of over one hundred. The sensational score is
full of Lionel Bart’s irresistible songs including, Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two,
Oom Pah Pah, and many more. Kerry Ellis takes over from Jodie Prenger in the role of Nancy. Seats for
viewing the captions are in the Dress Circle. If you book stall seats, you will be unable to see the
captions.


TRAFALGAR STUDIOS                                                                Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0844 871 7677 Or book in person
Holding the Man – Monday 14 June, 7.30pm
Holding the Man is a hilariously funny, tender and moving play following the remarkable true life love
story of Tim Conigrave and John Caleo. It is a celebration that speaks across generations, sexual
preference and culture. The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but it is a white-water adventure
if you are a gay boy in an all-male school in 1970s Melbourne with a crush on the captain of the football
team. Still, despite the odds, Tim and John become close and for fifteen years their relationship survives
everything life throws at it – the separations, the discriminations, the temptations, the jealousies and the
losses – until the only problem that love can’t solve turns up to part them. Contains strong language
and themes of a sexual nature. Age 15.


UNICORN THEATRE                                                               Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7645 0560 E: boxoffice@unicorntheatre.com
The Tempest – Thursday 17 June, 7pm, and Friday 18 June, 10.30am
Miranda has grown up with only her father Prospero and the strange islander Caliban for company. But
her sheltered world is changed forever as a mighty storm brings ashore her father’s greatest enemy, a
handsome stranger and two drunken rascals with plans of their own. A powerful, physical production,
performed by the Unicorn’s acting ensemble, brings classic characters to life. Exploring the perspectives
of the play’s young characters, this ideal first experience of The Tempest will also reveal an extraordinary
play afresh to everyone. The production also has sign language interpretation.


VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE                                                        Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 020 7834 1170 F: 020 7931 7163 E: vpboxo@yahoo.co.uk
Billy Elliot - Tuesday 27 July, 7.30pm, and Saturday 11 December, 2.30pm
A funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boys dream in a gripping tale of triumph
over adversity. This brilliant new staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the
last decade. Seats for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people are £27.50.


WATFORD PALACE THEATRE                                                          Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 01923 225671 F: 01923 819 664 E: Website: http://www.watfordtheatre.co.uk/p159.html
Mrs Reynolds and the Ruffian – Wednesday 5 May, 7.45pm
Friendships grow in the most unlikely of places. Mrs Reynolds is a little old lady. Jay is a troubled youth.
When he vandalises her lovingly tended garden, the authorities send him back to help her fix it. It seems
a recipe for disaster - but human beings are more complex than the headlines.


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BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL                                                         Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 08700 606 650 F: 01273 764407 W: www.theambassadors.com/theatreroyal
Canary – Saturday 3 July, 2.30pm
In 1960s Liverpool, Tom and Billy hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. While the pits close
and the dole queues grow, Mickey and Russell escape to find Heaven in 1980s London. But the
paparazzi turn judge and jury over a love story that could tear this family apart. And there’s Ellie who
gets lost up a mountain with a vicar...Contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language.


THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON                                                     Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 023 8071 1811 F: 023 8071 1813 E: tickets@mayflower.org.uk
Hairspray – Saturday 22 May, 2pm
The West End's favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Southampton, with Michael Ball, as
Edna Turnblad. Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger
heart as she sets out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves.
Les Misérables – Thursday 9 September, 2pm
The legendary score includes the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day
More, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Master of the House while the new sets feature spectacular
designs inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This is a strictly limited season so don’t miss your
chance to experience this unforgettable show. Dream the dream and book now.

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CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE                                                        Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 01223 503333 W: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
Canary – Saturday 19 June, 2.30pm
See Brighton Theatre Royal for show details.


NEW WOLSEY THEATRE, IPSWICH                                                              Captioned in-house
T: 01473 295900 F: 01473 295901 E: tickets@wolseytheatre.co.uk
Up On The Roof – Thursday 20 May, 7.45pm
It is 1975 and five students at Hull University are up on the roof of their student digs for the last meeting
of ‘The Roof Club’, their a cappella singing group. In between the songs they reveal their hopes, dreams
and aspirations for the lives they are about to embark upon. The next ten years sees how their individual
journeys are reflected in the changing relationships within this tight knit group of friends. Whatever the
tensions within the group, they disappear whenever they sing - and they always sing, from Bohemian
Rhapsody, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and My Eyes Adored You to When Will I See You
Again and of course their signature tune Up On the Roof.


MERCURY THEATRE, COLCHESTER                                                        Captioned in-house
T: 01206 573 948 E: boxoffice@mercurytheatre.co.uk
Double Sentence – Friday 14 May, 7.45pm, and Saturday 15 May 7.45pm
Captioned by Deafinitely Theatre
Mercury Studio Theatre
Deafinitely Theatre presents this play about a young man’s struggle to be understood in a world where
even the loudest have to fight to be heard. Double Sentence uses British Sign Language, captions and
spoken word to be accessible to both Deaf and hearing. Seating in the studio is unreserved; however
please inform the box office staff if you have particular needs.


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King David – Man of Blood – Tuesday 8 June, 7.30pm
Lucifer makes a wager with God and sets out to test the loyalty of his favourite son, King David, Man of
Blood. David's eyes are opened and for the first time he glimpses the demon inside his own god-like
being. Now David must question the nature of a God who continues to bless him, a 'war criminal' in all he
does. What does this say about the God he worships? King David, Man of Blood re-spins a classic
biblical tale to devastating moral effect, fetching up on a very modern shore, where horror, tragedy,
comedy and a terrible beauty co-exist. When booking your tickets please ask to be sat in the Stage
Right Slips and mention that you require access to the caption unit.


NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL                                            Captioned by The Touring Consortium
T:01603 63 00 00 E:boxoffice@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk
The Hobbit – Wednesday 2 June, 7.30pm
Join our intrepid hero Bilbo Baggins on an adventure of a lifetime and encounter; Wizards, giant spiders,
eagles, Trolls, a huge dragon, a treasure trove beyond belief and a very special ring in this spectacular
stage adaptation of one of the world’s favourite stories. Some scenes may be mildly frightening for
children aged under eight.

                                               MIDLANDS
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME                                                             Captioned in-house
T: 0870 730 1234 F: 0870 730 5030 E: tickets@birminghamhippodrome.com
W: www.birminghamhippodrome.com
Calendar Girls – Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm
A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they
persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story,
Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious.

The Sound of Music – Thursday 12 August, 7.30pm
The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, comes to Birmingham direct from the London
Palladium. This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp
family’s flight across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its
unforgettable score The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the
most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi,
Climb Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious
title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Friday 10 September, 8pm
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical
musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and One
More Angel.

Blood Brothers – Thursday 21 October, 7.30pm
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers and Bill
Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 21st phenomenal year in London, continues to
enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance.

Hairspray – Thursday 4 November, 7.30pm
Hairspray is the musical with everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out
houses in London, on Broadway and theatres around the globe.



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BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE                                                           Captioned in-house
T: 0121 236 4455 E: tickets@birmingham-rep.co.uk W: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Noises Off – Saturday 29 May, 2pm
Offering two plays for the price of one, Noises Off promises one of the funniest nights you’ll spend at the
theatre! On the eve before the opening of the traditional farce, Nothing On, a real life farce develops
backstage during the final rehearsal which continues throughout the show’s disastrous tour. Whilst the
riotous fun onstage is happening, equally explosive events begin offstage. The actors make their exits
from Nothing On, only to find themselves making entrances into the farcical goings-on backstage, and
back again. Amid such confusions, will they ever make it to the end of the show?

The Habit of Art – Saturday 2 October, 2pm                                  Captioned by STAGETEXT
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for
twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a
young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is
about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of
biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s
spent: ultimately, on the habit of art. A National Theatre tour.

The Secret Garden – Friday 18 December, 7.30pm, and Saturday 19 December, 2.30pm
A spellbinding new musical adaptation of the classic children's novel.


CURVE, LEICESTER                                                              Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0116 242 3595 E: tickets@curvethetare.com W: www.curveonline.co.uk
Salome – Thursday 13 May, 7.30pm
The savage power of ancient myth collides with twentieth century decadence in Wilde's astonishing
verse tragedy. Salome, step-daughter of King Herod agrees to perform the mysterious dance of the
seven veils but demands in return, the head of the King's most infamous prisoner - the head of John the
Baptist. Oscar Wilde's Salome is a dazzling, shocking piece of storytelling. So be sure not to miss
Curve’s vivid and contemporary production of this rarely-seen masterpiece.

Beauty and the Beast – Thursday 10 June, 7pm
Following their sell-out 2009 Curve debut with The Full Monty, Leicester Amateur Operatic Society are
back with a show for all the family! Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the musical stage adaptation of the
hit 1991 animated feature film. With an enchanting story, magical effects, spectacular costumes and a
fabulous score including the Academy Award-winning title song and the show-stopping Be Our Guest,
this is family entertainment not to be missed. Early booking is recommended. This is an amateur
production.


ROYAL AND DERNGATE THEATRE, NORTHAMPTON                          Captioned by The Touring Consortium
T: 01604 624811 F: 01604 233095 E: box.office@royalandderngate.co.uk
The Hobbit – Wednesday 12 May, 7.30pm
Join our intrepid hero Bilbo Baggins on an adventure of a lifetime and encounter; Wizards, giant spiders,
eagles, Trolls, a huge dragon, a treasure trove beyond belief and a very special ring in this spectacular
stage adaptation of one of the world’s favourite stories. Some scenes may be mildly frightening for
children aged under eight.




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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY                                                         Captioned by the RSC
THE COURTYARD THEATRE, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
T: 01789 403436 E: access@rsc.org.uk
Antony and Cleopatra – Tuesday 11 May, 7.15pm
Two charismatic and powerful leaders find in each other an irresistible and yet unattainable equal.
Caught between desire and duty their affair will shake the foundations of the known world. Power politics
and passion collide in Shakespeare's captivating tragedy.

King Lear – Friday 4 June, 7.15pm
Toppled by pride and stripped of all status, King Lear heads into the wilderness with a fool and a
madman for company. Shakespeare's great tragedy peels away the trappings of society to reveal the
unforgiving truth of the human condition. Greg Hicks takes the title role with Kathryn Hunter playing the
Fool.

Morte D’Arthur – Saturday 10 July, 1pm
Thomas Malory's Morte D'Arthur tells 'of the matter of England'. Written during the violent years of the
Wars of the Roses, it reflects its time. The story of King Arthur's attempt to unite his country, blends myth
and magic, from the sword in the stone to the establishment of the Round Table and the quest for the
Holy Grail. It traces the adultery of Lancelot and Guinevere, and ultimately the death of the 'once and
future king'. It is an often surprising and unexpected version of the familiar story, and the first great telling
of the cycle in the English language.

Julius Caesar – Saturday 31 July, 1pm
As Julius Caesar's strength and popularity look set to propel him to the imperial throne, those closest to
him act to prevent what they fear will become a dictatorship. But the brutal assassination of one man
unleashes a tide of violence that will drag thousands into a bloody civil war. A masterpiece of political
powerplay and manipulation, Julius Caesar examines the conflict between one man's ambition and the
good of the state.

As You Like It – Thursday 5 August, 7.15pm
When two young people fall in love they are unable to act on their impulse. Uncertain of their standing in
court and fearing for their lives, Rosalind and Orlando are forced into exile in the Forest of Arden only to
become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. One of Shakespeare's great
comedies, As You Like It subverts the traditional rules of romance, confusing gender roles, nature and
politics in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.

The Winter’s Tale – Thursday 2 September, 7.15pm
Leontes is the man with the perfect life. Powerful, wealthy and surrounded by a loving family he should
be content, but instead he is ill at ease with the world around him. Isolated by a destructive jealousy, he
lashes out at those closest to him, losing his wife and son and abandoning his daughter in distant
Bohemia. Sixteen years later, having grown up in a pastoral idyll, Leontes' daughter falls in love with a
young visitor, setting in motion a chain of events that could eventually reunite their scattered family.




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THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM                                                     Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0115 989 5501 Minicom: 0115 989 5601 E: Emily.Noakes@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Calendar Girls – Saturday 5 June, 2.30pm
A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they
persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story,
Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls sold out before it opened on both of its
previous visits, so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Daily Mail called ‘a marvellous,
uplifting night at the theatre’.

Spamalot – Saturday 12 June, 2.30pm
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot has had
audiences all around the world roaring with laughter since it won the Tony Award for Best Musical in
2005. Featuring the Nation's Favourite Comedy Song Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Monty
Python's Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table and
features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people!

Oklahoma! – Saturday 11 September, 2.30pm
Set on America's Western Frontier, against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen,
Oklahoma! perfectly integrates song, dance and story to tell the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals
for her affections. Starring Marti Webb and Mark Evans.

Habit of Art – Friday 5 November, 7.30pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. Alan Bennett’s new play reflects on growing
old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of
art. A National Theatre Tour.

                                              NORTH EAST
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE                                                             Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0191 566 1056 F: 0191 566 1065 E: sunderlandeducation@theambassadors.com
Oklahoma! – Saturday 1 May, 2.30pm
Set on America’s Western Frontier, against a background of conflict between farmers and cattlemen,
Oklahoma! perfectly integrates song, dance and story to tell the tale of farm girl Laurey and the two rivals
for her affections, happy go-lucky cowboy Curly and the sinister farm hand Jud. Famously, the show
opens with Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' and contains a sumptuous and rousing score full of wonderful
songs such as The Surrey with The Fringe on Top, Many a New Day, I Cain't Say No, and the final
rousing chorus of Oklahoma! – as the music soars the audience is carried along on the emotional
journey of one of the most famous love stories in musical history. Starring Marti Webb. You can also
book in person at the box office.




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                                               NORTH WEST
LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN AND PLAYHOUSE                                                     Captioned in-house
T: 0151 709 4776 M: 0151 709 0534 E: boxoffice@everymanplayhouse.com
W: www.everymanplayhouse.com
LIVERPOOL EVERYMAN
Canary – Saturday 15 May, 2pm
In 1960s Liverpool two lovers hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. While pits close and dole
queues grow, a couple of runaways find Heaven in 1980s London. And today the paparazzi chase a love
story that could tear a family apart. Then a grieving mother gets lost up a mountain, with a vicar...
 A deeply moving, funny, unflinching, and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave
enough to sing out at the top of your voice. With style. Ages 16+ contains scenes of a sexual nature
and strong language

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists – Saturday 26th June, 7.30pm
Enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny, Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered
Philanthropists is a story that has changed countless lives and remains as vivid and as relevant as when
it was written almost a century ago. This story of a group of working men who are joined one day by
Owen, a journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society, is a masterpiece of wit and political passion
and one of the most authentic novels of English working class life ever written.


LIVERPOOL EMPIRE                                                                Captioned in-house
T: 0844 372 9856       TR: 0844 277 9856
The Hobbit – Wednesday 9 June, 7.30pm                       Captioned by The Touring Consortium
See Churchill Theatre, Bromley, for details. Some scenes may be mildly frightening for children
aged under eight.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Tuesday 13 July, 7.30pm
A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers included such unforgettable songs as Truly
Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, and, of course, its Oscar-nominated title song Chitty
Chitty Bang Bang. The fantastic adventures of this out-of-the-ordinary car that flies through the air and
sails the seas are reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical.

Hairspray – Thursday 26 August, 7.30pm
Hairspray tells the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets
out to follow her extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. It’s the musical with
everything - the ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway
and theatres around the globe.

The Sound of Music – Tuesday 19 October, 7.30pm
The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, comes to Liverpool direct from the West End.
This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family’s flight
across the mountains and works its magic once again, for young and old alike. With its unforgettable
score, The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most
memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including My Favourite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb
Ev’ry Mountain, The Lonely Goatherd, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of course the glorious title song
The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!

Aladdin – Thursday 16 December, 7pm
More details soon!



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THE LOWRY, SALFORD QUAYS                                                      Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0161 876 2000 Minicom: 0161 876 2002 F: 0161 876 2021 W: www.thelowry.com
Les Misérables – Wednesday 11 August, 7.30pm
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce the exciting new 25th anniversary production of the
World’s Longest Running Musical, Les Misérables comes to The Lowry. The legendary score includes
the songs, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, One Day More, Empty Chairs at Empty
Tables, Master of the House while the new sets feature spectacular designs inspired by the paintings of
Victor Hugo. This is a strictly limited season so don’t miss your chance to experience this unforgettable
show. Dream the dream and book now.

The Habit of Art – Friday 8 October, 7.30pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. Alan Bennett’s new play reflects on growing
old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of
art. A National Theatre Tour.

                                                  NORTH
SHEFFIELD THEATRES                                                           Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0114 249 6000 E: ticketoffice@sheffieldtheatres.co.uk W: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
LYCEUM THEATRE
Oh! What a Lovely War – Saturday 8 May, 2.30pm
A madcap orchestra of musicians, dancers, singers and clowns come armed with musical ingenuity,
bawdy squaddie humour and a collection of well known favourites including Pack Up Your Troubles and
Keep The Home Fires Burning in fun-filled storytelling with a tough, dark heart. Recommended 12+.

Laughter in the Rain – Thursday 15 July, 7.45pm
From the producers of smash hit rock 'n' roll musicals including Dreamboats and Petticoats, The Roy
Orbison Story and Elvis The Musical, comes Laughter In The Rain, a brand new show based on the rise,
fall and rise again of pop music’s ultimate survivor - Neil Sedaka.

Hi-De-Hi – Saturday 10 July, 3pm
Penned by two of the most successful sitcom writers of the twentieth century Jimmy Perry and David
Croft’s Hi-De-Hi! became an institution to television audiences during its nine series. In this exciting new
production of the stage show which has not been seen since it was in the West End in 1984, the
brilliantly funny Damian Williams, star of Aladdin and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be playing
the Maplins Camp Host Ted Bovis. Barry Howard and Nikki Kelly, two original members of the TV series
will also join the cast. Hi-De-Hi! promises huge amounts of audience participation as the audience
become the ‘Campers’ on their holidays. Be prepared for two hours of hilarious ‘camp’ fun.

CRUCIBLE THEATRE
True West – Wednesday 26 May, 7.30pm
Two brothers. Austin, a screenwriter who’s about to land his big break. Lee, a small-time crook without a
nickel to his name. When Lee returns home from the Mojave Desert full of tales of the Wild West, his
brother can hardly muster a hello. But when a big shot movie producer prefers Lee’s experience to
Austin’s imagination, a battle for the heart of the American West begins. A darkly funny story of sibling
rivalry and Hollywood hypocrisy set in the heat of the Californian suburbs.




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Alice – Saturday 17 July, 2.30pm
The White Rabbit is late for the Duchess. The Cheshire Cat won’t stop grinning. And the Hatter is, well,
mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family life that’s less than
perfect. Based on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about
rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars. Sheffield native Laura Wade brings you
Wonderland as you’ve never seen it before. May not be suitable for young children.


THEATRE ROYAL, NEWCASTLE                                                                 Captioned in-house
T: 08448 11 21 21 E: boxoffice@theatreroyal.co.uk W: www.theatreroyal.co.uk
The Pirates of Penzance – Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm
Orphaned pirates, flat-footed policemen and a bevy of blushing maidens (the pretty daughters of Major
General Stanley) are all the ingredients for a fabulous recipe of Gilbert & Sullivan at their very best.
Elegantly recreating the original period settings and costumes with exquisite detail, this acclaimed
production sparkles with wit. Sullivan’s ever popular and memorable score contains some of his most
beautiful writing as Gilbert, in his most topsy turvy of all plots, leads us through the swashbuckling world
of young Frederic, the pirate apprentice, who was born on February 29th in a leap year and therefore
won’t ‘come of age’ until he’s 84!

Whistle Down The Wind – Thursday 10 June, 7.30pm
Relocated to 1950's bible-belt Louisiana, this adaptation of Mary Hayley Bell’s novel, and the 1960s film,
tells the story of a group of children who believe that the resurrected Jesus is hiding in their barn.
Childhood innocence and simple faith collide with adult cynicism in this heart-warming show. Jim
Steinman's clever and witty lyrics complement Webber's sensational score, which includes the No 1 hit
No Matter What and show-stoppers like A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, The Nature Of The Beast
and Tyre Tracks And Broken Hearts. Stars Jonathan Ansell from the chart-topping band G4.

Dinnerladies – Thursday 8 July 7.30pm
Written by Victoria Wood and based on the sitcom of the same name this is a lighthearted look at dinner
ladies based in a fictional factory in Manchester.

Chess – Thursday 9 September 7.30pm
With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story
involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess
championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other; all in the context of a
Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Romeo and Juliet – Thursday 30 September, 7.30pm                                       Captioned by the RSC
The Royal Shakespeare’s production of Romeo and Juliet.


LIVE THEATRE, NEWCASTLE                                                                Captioned in-house
T: 0191 232 1232 F: 0191 232 2224
Northern Odyssey – Thursday 13 May, 7.30pm
Winslow Homer is one of the most respected figures in American Art History. In 1881, Homer paid a visit
to Cullercoats, then a fishing village, and a minor artist's colony. He stayed for almost two years. What
brought him here, and why did he stage so long? A Northern Odyssey is a play about love and
difference, which looks at art, artists and outsiders.




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WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS                                                    Captioned in-house
T: 0113 213 7700 Minicom: 0113 213 7299 E: info@wyp.org.uk
The Count of Monte Cristo – Friday 14 May, 7.45pm
A reckless, swashbuckling new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ incredible tale of love, betrayal and
consequence. If you were about to marry your childhood sweetheart, had just been given the promotion
you’d always wanted, and were surrounded by people you believed to be your best friends only to have it
all ripped from you in one instant, how would you react? And what would you do if you were given the
opportunity to take your revenge?

Death of a Salesman – Friday 21 May, 7.30pm
Arthur Miller’s unflinching examination of the American Dream. At 61 years old, Willy Loman has been a
travelling salesman for 34 years. Now, he’s been taken off salary and is forced to confront a future on
commission. As memories and dreams of the past, ebb and flow, Willy’s family struggle to engage him in
the present.

Hay Fever – Friday 9 July, 7.30pm
Noel Coward’s incomparable domestic comedy of bad manners and the surreal lives of the 1920s bright
young things. Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still
enjoying life with more than a little high drama and the occasional big scene. As the weekend
approaches, Judith, her novelist husband David, and their two equally self-obsessed children, Simon
and Sorel, have each invited a guest to join them in the country. Each guest is woefully inappropriate,
and equally unprepared for the parlour games, in-fighting, and outrageous proposals on which the Bliss
family appear to thrive.

                                             SOUTH WEST
BRISTOL HIPPODROME                                                            Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0117 302 3222 M: 0117 302 3222 E: trishhodson@theambassadors.com
The Hobbit – Thursday 17 June, 7.30pm Captioned by The Touring Consortium
Join our intrepid hero Bilbo Baggins on an adventure of a lifetime and encounter; Wizards, giant spiders,
eagles, Trolls, a huge dragon, a treasure trove beyond belief and a very special ring in this spectacular
stage adaptation of one of the world’s favourite stories. There will be one caption unit and seats are
located in auditorium right. Some scenes may be mildly frightening for children aged under eight.

Les Misérables – Thursday 22 July, 7.30pm
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave
he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him
kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is
caught and brought back by police, and is astonished when the Bishop lies to the police to save him,
also giving him two precious candlesticks. Valjean decides to start his life anew. Seats for deaf,
deafened and hard of hearing people who want to view the captions are £27.50.




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THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH                                                                   Captioned in-house
T: 01752 267222 E: boxoffice@theatreroyal.com Minicom: 01752 600290
W: www.theatreroyal.com
The Woman in Black – Saturday 29 May, 2.30pm
The Woman In Black treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story, following the tradition of Charles
Dickens and M.R James, of Henry James and Edith Wharton. It is not a horror story or a tale of terror,
yet the events build up to a horrifying climax and instils a sense of horror. It relies on atmosphere, a vivid
sense of place, on hints and glimpses and suggestions, on what is shadowy, heard and sometimes only
half-seen, to chill the reader's blood to the marrow and make reading the book alone at night inadvisable
for the faint-hearted.

Dinnerladies – Saturday 19 June, 7.30pm
Written by Victoria Wood and based on the sitcom of the same name this is a light hearted look at dinner
ladies based in a fictional factory in Manchester.

Columbo – Friday 16 July, 7.30pm
Psychiatrist Roy Fleming and his wife are celebrating their anniversary when he is called to deal with a
female patient. On returning he has to soothe his angry wife with the promise of a vacation. When
Fleming’s wife is found dead, Columbo is brought in to investigate and seeds of doubt are planted in his
mind…

Hairspray – Thursday 12 August, 7.30pm, and Saturday 14 August, 2.30pm
The West End’s favourite musical comedy, Hairspray, is coming to Plymouth! Hairspray tells the story of
Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart as she sets out to follow her
extraordinary dreams, inspire her mum and win the boy she loves. It’s the musical with everything - the
ultimate feel-good show which has played to sold out houses in London, on Broadway and theatres
around the globe.

The Sound of Music – Saturday 11 September, 7.30pm, and Saturday 18 September, 2.30pm
The world’s best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, comes to Plymouth direct from the West End.
This lavish and critically acclaimed production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family’s flight
across the mountains and works its magic once again. With its unforgettable score, The Sound of Music
touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed
on the musical stage including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Sixteen Going on Seventeen, and of
course the glorious title song The Sound of Music. It’s the perfect family treat!

Sleeping Beauty – Tuesday 11 January 2011, 7.30pm and Friday 21 January 2011, 7pm
This thrilling show features magnificent scenery, amazing effects, outrageous costumes and an
abundance of comedy.

                                                   WALES
VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO                                                            Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 01492 872000 E: boxoffice@venuecymru.co.uk
The Sound of Music – Friday 21 May, 7.30pm
Connie Fisher returns as Maria in the world's best-loved musical. This lavish and critically acclaimed
production tells the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family's fight across the mountains and works it
magic once again. With its unforgettable score it touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some
of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev'ry
Mountain, and of course the glorious song The Sound of Music. It's the perfect family treat!



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WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF                                                      Captioned in-house
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Laughter in the Rain – Saturday 29 May, 2.30pm
The story of one of pop music’s greatest singer songwriters is brought to the stage. Follow the
remarkable life of this Brooklyn taxi driver’s son - through his years as a teenage idol in the innocent
1950s, the harder times of the 1960s and his return to the top of the charts in 1974 with Laughter in the
Rain. Oh Carol, Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Calendar Girl, Little Devil,
Stairway to Heaven and Amarillo are songs that bring great memories flooding back for everyone who
remembers the originals.

Calendar Girls – Saturday 31 July, 2.30pm
Following a sell-out week in Cardiff, Calendar Girls has become one of the fastest selling shows ever
and has triumphed in the West End. Now it’s coming to Wales Millennium Centre for one week only. A
group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they
persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference. Based on an inspiring true story,
Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Calendar Girls has sold out in every theatre it’s visited
before opening. Don’t miss out and book today. Star cast to be announced.

Mamma Mia – Thursday 16 December, 7.30pm and Saturday 15 January 2011, 2.30pm
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
Over 27 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the
music that make Mamma Mia! The ultimate feel-good show!

                                                SCOTLAND
THEATRE ROYAL, GLASGOW                                                          Captioned by STAGETEXT
T: 0141 332 9000 W: www.theatreroyalglasgow.com
The Habit of Art – 24 November, 7.30pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks
advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. Alan Bennett’s new play reflects on growing
old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of
art. A National Theatre Tour.


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