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Review: Derby pupils perform Romeo and Juliet, as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival

October 24, 2014

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Last week, students from Derby’s Royal School for the Deaf (RSD) took part in the Shakespeare School Festival for the first time. The Shakespeare Schools Festival features over 35,000 young people taking to professional stages across the UK, at 130 venues. More than 1,000 primary, secondary and special schools around the country are taking part […]

Review: STAGETEXT’s global theatre watch-along – with captions!

October 1, 2014

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The date was 25th September 2014. The time was 7.30pm. The popcorn was salted. The cushions were plumped. Everything was primed ready for the ground-breaking event that was Stagetext’s global watch-along of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate, the production was filmed live during performances at the […]

Join STAGETEXT tomorrow night for a global watch-a-long of Much Ado About Nothing, with captions!

September 24, 2014

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Our Supporter STAGETEXT recently linked up with Digital Theatre so that deaf people can watch six acclaimed plays online with captions! To celebrate, the charity have also arranged a captioned online global watch-a-long of Much Ado About Nothing, Josie Rourke’s acclaimed production starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. The watch-a-long will take place tomorrow night – Thursday […]

Award-winning playwright creates play for Deaf actress Sophie Stone

August 25, 2014

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Kaite O’Reilly, an award-winning playwright, has created a new play for Deaf actress, Sophie Stone. The play, called Woman of Flowers, is produced by acclaimed theatre company Forest Forge, embarks on a UK tour this September and is an innovative retelling of an ancient Welsh tale. The play will star Deaf actress Sophie Stone, the first […]

Deaf News: Partnership means theatre plays will be released with captions online

August 20, 2014

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The charity STAGETEXT (who are one of our supporters) and DIGITAL THEATRE are delighted to announce that they have formed a partnership to make acclaimed, entertaining theatre available with captions online. Six fully captioned theatre productions will be available to rent or buy online via the Digital Theatre website with the option of captioning from […]

Edinburgh Fringe Review: “Matty Gurney as you’ve never seen him.” Donna Williams on ‘Light’

August 20, 2014

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Wow! That’s my review – wow!I suspect something more is needed… ‘Light’ is the play featured on Limping Chicken a few weeks ago, as deaf actor Matty Gurney had landed a role in the show, which is aimed at deaf and hearing audiences.I was in Edinburgh to take in the Fringe last week, and number […]

“It’s amazing to find out that someone has gone back to the theatre after a 10 year absence.” Meet outgoing STAGETEXT CEO, Tabitha Allum

August 14, 2014

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After ten years leading STAGETEXT, the charity that work to provide access to theatre and the arts through captioning and speech-to-text, their Chief Executive Tabitha Allum is moving on. Our Editor Charlie Swinbourne, who worked for the charity for one year, interviewed her about her experiences and the legacy she leaves behind. How did you […]