Go See: Accessible performances via National Theatre

Posted on March 29, 2017

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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Olivier Theatre

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

Captioned Performances:

Saturday 8 April, 2.00pm

Tuesday 11 April, 7.30pm

Tuesday 18 April, 7.30pm

Ugly Lies the Bone

by Lindsey Ferrentino

Lyttelton Theatre

Beauty is but skin deep, ugly lies the bone; beauty dies and fades away, but ugly holds its own.’

Jess, a soldier returning home to Florida after three tours in Afghanistan, experiments with a pioneering virtual reality therapy. She builds a breath-taking new world where she can escape her pain.  There, she begins to restore her relationships, her life and, slowly, herself. Award-winning playwright Lindsey Ferrentino makes her UK debut, directed by Indhu Rubasingham (The Motherf**ker with the Hat). The cast includes Kate Fleetwood, Ralf Little and Kris Marshall.

Captioned Performances:

Saturday 25 March, 2.15pm

Wednesday 29 March, 7.30pm

Monday 22 May, 7.30pm


A co-production with Out of Joint

by Nina Raine

Dorfman Theatre

Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered?

This powerful, painful, funny play sifts the evidence in a rape case from every side and puts justice in the dock. Directed by Roger Michell.

Captioned Performances:

Monday 24 April, 7.30pm

Saturday 6 May, 2.30pm


A new play by Yaël Farber

Olivier Theatre

The story has been told before, but never like this.

An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

Internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the Olivier stage.

Captioned Performances:

Saturday 10 June, 2.00pm

Wednesday 5 July, 7.30pm

Barber Shop Chronicles

A new play by Inua Ellams

A co-production with Fuel and West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dorfman Theatre

Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. This dynamic new play leaps from a barber shop in London to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. These are the places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling.

Captioned Performances:

Thursday 22 June, 2pm

Thursday 6 July, 8pm


A co-production with Headlong

A new play by DC Moore

Olivier Theatre

Mary’s the best liar, rogue, thief and faker in this whole septic isle. And now she’s back. As the factory smoke of the industrial revolution belches out from the cities, Mary is swept up in a battle for her former home. The common land, belonging to all, is disappearing.

Headlong’s Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin directs Anne-Marie Duff as Mary.

Captioned Performances:

Saturday 8 July, 2.00pm

Monday 10 July, 7.30pm

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

by Tony Kushner

Lyttelton Theatre

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Directed by Marianne Elliott.

Part One: Millenium Approaches

Captioned Performances:

Monday 12 June, 7.00pm

Wednesday 12 July, 1pm

Wednesday 19 July, 7pm

Part Two: Perestroika

Captioned Performances:

Tuesday 25 July, 7pm

Thursday 10 August, 1pm

Wednesday 16 August, 7pm

Two Play Day

Captioned Performances:

Saturday 1 July, 1pm and 7pm


Nicholas Hytner: Balancing Acts

Monday 22 May, 6pm, Lyttelton Theatre

Nicholas Hytner reveals the inside story of his 12 years at the helm of the National Theatre.

The platform will feature live speech-to-text captioned by STAGETEXT.

War Horse – On Tour

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Nick Stafford.

In association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company

Following eight record-breaking years in London’s West End, and having played to over 7 million people in 11 countries around the world, the NT’s acclaimed production War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, will embark on a UK tour from September 2017.

For tour dates visit warhorseonstage.com and for assisted performances please see the individual theatre’s website.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – in London’s West End and On Tour

By Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon

The NT’s award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in London’s West End and on tour. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards, including ‘Best Play’, the production brings Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.

For tour dates visit curiousonstage.com. There will be a relaxed performance on Monday 3 July at 7.30pm at Birmingham Hippodrome. For further assisted performances please see the individual theatre’s website.

Jane Eyre – On Tour

Adapted by Sally Cookson from Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece

The highly acclaimed co-production between the NT and Bristol Old Vic opens at The Lowry in Salford on 8 April and will continue its journey around the country to Sheffield, Aylesbury, Plymouth, Southampton, Edinburgh, York, Woking, Glasgow, Richmond, Canterbury, Cardiff, Newcastle, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Brighton, Leeds, Aberdeen, Birmingham and Hull.

For tour dates visit janeeyreonstage.co.uk and for assisted performances please see the individual theatre’s website.

My Country; a work in progress – On Tour

In the words of people across the UK and Carol Ann Duffy.

Directed by Rufus Norris

Britannia has called a meeting, to listen to her people. Form an orderly queue. In the months following the Brexit vote, a team of interviewers from the NT spoke to people nationwide, hearing their views on Britain, the community they live in, and the referendum.

Following its run at the National Theatre, My Country; a work in progress will tour to the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Derry Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Home, Manchester, Leicester Curve,the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Strike a Light Festival, Gloucester, the Traverse Theatre,Edinburgh, Birmingham Rep, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, Theatre Clwyd, the Rozabaal inAmsterdam as part of the Holland Festival, Cambridge Arts Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in London.

Public Information:

Box Office 020 7452 3000

Email boxoffice@nationaltheatre.org.uk

For more information about facilities and services call 020 7452 3000, visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/access or email access@nationaltheatre.org.uk

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