London’s Royal Court theatre offers £10 tickets for captioned and BSL performances to Limping Chicken readers

Posted on July 15, 2014



The Royal Court theatre, Britain’s leading theatre for new plays, has launched a new season of accessible performances for deaf people – featuring captioned and BSL interpreted performances – so you can follow every line of dialogue.

Even better, the theatre have introduced a special offer for our readers (for accessible performances only).

You can buy your ticket for just £10, with a companion at the same price, if you quote the promo code CHICKEN10 when you contact the box office.

To book your ticket, just email boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com or phone 0207 565 5000.

Details of the accessible plays are below!

Internet_510x340Teh Internet is Serious Business
by Tim Price
directed by Hamish Pirie
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

“We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”

Tim Price, author of Protest Song about the Occupy movement and National Theatre of Wales’ The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning continues his interrogation of contemporary revolutions.

A 16 year old London schoolboy and an 18 year old recluse in Shetland meet online, pick a fight with the FBI and change the world forever.

Tim Price gets behind the code with the original Anonymous members and creates an anarchic retelling of the birth of hacktivism.

A fictional account of the true story of Anonymous and LulzSec, the collective swarm who took on the most powerful capitalist forces from their bedrooms.

A captioned performance will take place on Wednesday 15 October at 7.30pm.

Age guidance 14+

Wolf_510x340The Wolf From The Door
by Rory Mullarkey
directed by James Macdonald

“We don’t actually drink coffee at my coffee morning.”

“What do you do, then?”

“We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there’s flower arranging.”

Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England where Lady Catherine and her young protégée Leo, enlist every tearoom, hot yoga class and WI group on a mission to change the country forever.

This play is the 2014 Pinter Commission, and was the winner of the George Devine Award.

The stellar cast includes Anna Chancellor.

A captioned performance will take place on Tuesday 28 October, 7.45pm.

Age guidance 15+

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God Bless the Child
by Molly Davies
directed by Vicky Featherstone
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

“When he was small and his parents told him if he was good he would get a sweet, the boy knew it was not true. Getting the sweet had nothing to do with being good.”

‘Badger Do Best’ has landed, bringing with it a new world of rules and regulations.

But the kids are fighting back.

Tired of being guinea pigs in yet another government scheme, can the class of 4N bring down the education regime set to pacify them?

After years working in the classroom, Molly Davies imagines a mutiny of eight year olds.

A captioned performance will take place on Tuesday 9 December at 7pm.

Age guidance 14+

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Hope
by Jack Thorne
directed by John Tiffany
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

“We live in an age of cuts. We are a working class town, that’s our strength – and in the current climate, our weakness.”

How do you save 22 million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council are about to find out.

Following the success of Let The Right One In and This is England ’86, Jack Thorne has written an urgent political play, a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government.

A captioned performance will take place on Wednesday 7 January 2015 at 7.45pm.

Age guidance 14+

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Liberian Girl
by Diana Nneka Atuona
directed by Matthew Dunster
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

“War is not the answer. Peace is the answer. On the other hand…”

Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’.

First-time writer Diana Nneka Atuona’s Alfred Fagon award-winning play tells one teenage girl’s story of survival.

A captioned performance will take place on Wednesday 28 January at 7.45pm.

Age guidance 15+

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How to Hold Your Breath
by Zinnie Harris
directed by Vicky Featherstone
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

“Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.”

Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this darkly witty and magical play from Zinnie Harris dives into our recent European history.

An epic look at the true cost of principles and how we live now.

A captioned performance will take place on Tuesday 3rd March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Age guidance 14+

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Roald Dahl’s The Twits
mischievously adapted by Enda Walsh
directed by John Tiffany
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they’re extremely nasty. They’re nasty to each other, and they’re VILE to everyone else.

They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren’t very nice.

Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for?

Mischievously adapted from one of the world’s most loved books, Enda Walsh turns The Twits on its head and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court Theatre stage.

There are a variety of accessible performances for this show:

  • A BSL and captioned performance will take place on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 7.30pm.
  • A captioned only show will take place on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 7.30pm.
  • A BSL only performance will take place on Satursday 23 May 2015 at 2.30pm.
  • A relaxed performance will take place on Saturday 16 May 2015 at 2.30pm.

Age guidance 7+

Remember, you can buy your ticket for just £10, with a companion at the same price, if you quote the promo code CHICKEN10 when you contact the box office.

To book your ticket, just email boxoffice@royalcourttheatre.com or phone 0207 565 5000.

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