Play For Visually Impaired and Sighted Audiences To Places Audio Description Centre Stage.

Play For Visually Impaired and Sighted Audiences To Places Audio Description Centre Stage.

A play, specially created for visually impaired and sighted audiences alike takes centre stage at Newport Riverfront on September 26, 2018.

The Importance of Being Described... Earnestly? Is directed by Theatre practitioner, Chloë Clarke with Elbow Room Theatre Company, in collaboration with Galeri Caernarfon. The play which is currently playing at selected venues across Wales is inspired by Clarke’s determination to overcome barriers faced by disabled people based on her own theatre-going experience and prove that inclusive work can be daring and funny.

Audio description is woven in to the fabric of the play and delivered by every character (and the audience), giving visually impaired people a choice of interpretation and using description to heighten the play for everyone equally.

The Importance of Being Described... Earnestly? allows the audience to join the company’s earnest attempt to stage an Oscar Wilde classic with a twist.

Co-Directed by Robbie Bowman of Living Pictures (Diary of a Madman and Sexual Perversity in Chicago), the production features an integrated cast of visually impaired and sighted actors including Chloë Clarke, Dean Rehman, Lizzie Rogan & Jake Sawyers.

A touch tour is delivered as a standard part of the pre-show for all audience members.

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