Deaf News: BSL interpreter set to perform drunken Shakespeare play

Posted on July 4, 2017

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One of the more unusual BSL-interpreted theatre performances of recent years is set to take place in London later this month when a drunken theatre performance of a Shakespeare play is interpreted live on stage.

****-faced Shakespeare has announced a BSL interpreted performance of their chaotic and unpredictable Much Ado About Nothing, which will be performed at Leicester Square Theatre, Saturday 22nd July, 7pm.

They say:

Each night, the script goes out the window as one drunk actor sloshes through their lines and the rest of the cast incorporate his or her drunken ravings into the plot, however strange and implausible.

The highly experienced improvisers will be joined for one night only by BSL interpreter Vicky Pannell, who will attempt to interpret the show and all its sudden changes of script for a deaf audience. And with a drunk actor who often breaks the fourth wall to have a chat with the audience, the chances of Vicky not becoming part of the show are minimal…

Vicky has said “I’m looking forward to interpreting this show as booze and theatre are two of my favourite things. In fact – maybe I should have a little tipple too!”

Book tickets for the BSL performance here. Deaf and deaf patrons are offered £15 tickets using the offer code: BSLSFS. 

Find out more about ****-faced Shakespeare here.

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