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

July 15, 2014

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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 […]

Deaf actor Matty Gurney to star in Edinburgh Fringe play, ‘Light’, aimed at deaf and hearing audiences

July 11, 2014

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Theatre Ad Infinitum is set to perform the company’s first dystopian sci-fi play at the Edinburgh Fringe, in collaboration with Deaf actor Matty Gurney. Inspired by the revelations of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and the debate surrounding state surveillance, Light brings to life a nightmarish future where the state is secretly watching citizens’ minds. Excited by […]

Review: The play ‘Threepenny Opera’ by Graeae Theatre Company

February 28, 2014

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Graeae Theatre Company do not like to make life easy for themselves. This latest offering, Three Penny Opera, is their own interpretation of an English adaptation of a German translation of the English ‘Beggar’s Opera’. Clearly, the script has already been through the mill a few times.  Can it possibly still be fresh and relevant? […]

Review: The play ‘Frozen’ – by Fingersmiths theatre company

February 20, 2014

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The new Fingersmiths production, ‘Frozen’ is a brave and dark choice. We are invited to follow the lives of three distinct characters; Nancy, a traumatised mother whose daughter, Rhona, has been abducted and murdered by Ralph, and Agnetha, a criminal psychologist trying to work out if his crimes are due to evil or illness. Fingersmiths […]

Review: Deafinitely Theatre’s ‘Two’ – by Donna Williams

January 9, 2014

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On 14th November I had a lovely birthday treat – a trip to London to see Deafinitely Theatre’s production of Jim Cartwright’s TWO, which was on at Southwark Playhouse from 24th October – 16th November. This classic play is set in a traditional pub, with the Landlord and Landlady shutting up for the last time, […]

“YouTube’s auto captions? Don’t make me laugh!” Meet Claire Hill, expert stenographer!

April 17, 2013

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I first worked with Claire Hill when she provided speech-to-text for live comedy at Soho Theatre. I was amazed at how quickly and accurately the words that the comedians spoke appeared on screen. Put it this way, if Claire was providing live subtitles on TV on a constant basis, we wouldn’t have nearly as many […]

Ginny Kanka: How subtitled talks provided by STAGETEXT reduce the stress of trying to lipread!

April 9, 2013

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For decades, art galleries had FREE lunchtime talks - something I’ve always wanted to go but didn’t – as the talks would have fallen on my deaf ears. So there was ecstatic joy for me when such talks became supported by live speech-to-text. It is brilliant! The text is transcribed live and appears on a screen, […]