As part of our Inspire programme, we are offering an audio-description service and a touch tour for our blind and partially sighted audience members for the Double Bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta.
The audio-described performance will be of the Double Bill of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta on Thursday 1 August at 7.30pm, with a touch tour at 6.30pm.
Wolf-Ferrari’s 1909 farce Il segreto di Susanna explores marital mistrust and misunderstanding, and is contrasted with the turbulent Romanticism of the second half. Iolanta tells the story of a blind heroine and the redemptive love that ultimately reveals her truth.
Audio-description makes the performing arts more accessible to blind and partially sighted people. Thanks to VocalEyes, we are thrilled to offer an audio-described service for this performance, and create more opportunities to experience and enjoy the arts. A touch tour enables blind and partially sighted audience members to explore and handle the set, props and costumes, shaping their experience in the theatre and giving a greater picture of the production style.
The audio-description during the performance will be a description of the visual elements of the performance, such as characters’ actions, reactions, and shifts in location and lighting effects. The description is delivered live, and the describers will ensure the description does not overlap lyrics. The audience member will use a lightweight headset to listen to the description.
To book the audio-described service and a place on the touch tour, please call our Box Office on 0300 999 1000.
Assistance dogs are welcome inside the auditorium for all performances and events. We are also happy to look after assistance dogs during the show – the choice is yours. To book this facility, please contact our Box Office on 0300 999 1000.