Sunday 23 February 2020

RSC announce first semi-integrated British Sign Language performance

The famous Royal Shakespeare Company will host its first semi-integrated British Sign Language performance in a special show of The Christmas Truce.

While world renowned for its heritage, The Royal Shakespeare Company is no stranger to innovation, and on Monday 5 January 2015 will host its first semi-integrated British Sign Language performance.

This special performance of the incredible true story, The Christmas Truce, will give people whose first language is British Sign Language a more equal opportunity to enjoy the theatre in one of England’s most historical and impressive venues.

Deputy Artistic Director, Erica Whyman, said: ‘We are always looking for ways to offer as many people as possible access to our work and this is a fantastic way to bring it alive.

‘Caroline, the sign language interpreter, will be close up with the actors in the thick of the action dressed as a nurse. We hope that this will offer all of our audiences a better experience.’

Performing Phil Porter’s, The Christmas Truce, the powerful production will retell the incredible true events of a temporary World War I ceasefire – recounting how soldiers along the Western Front left their trenches on Christmas Eve to meet their enemies in No Man’s Land to talk, exchange gifts and even play football.

For more information see Royal Shakespeare Company or call 0844 800 1110.

© SoGlos
Thursday 04 December 2014

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