26 September 2011

Audio Description at Circa Theatre: Four Flat Whites in Italy

Circa Theatre will present an audio described performance of the Roger Hall comedy Four Flat Whites in Italy on 5 October at 2pm.

Audio description is a technique that allows blind and visually impaired audience members to enjoy a live theatre performance. Those who require it will be given a headset, through which a narrator will talk during the performance, describing what is happening on the stage during the natural pauses in the dialogue.

The cast of Four Flat Whites in Italy. Photo by Stephen A'Court.
A touch tour will take place at 1.15pm, giving blind and visually impaired patrons the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the set and costumes before the performance.

It is a priority for Circa to make our productions more accessible, and audio description is one way in which we are working to do this.

“We are very excited to be presenting our first-ever audio described performance,” said Ray Henwood, Circa Council Co-ordinator. “Roger Hall is one of New Zealand’s favourite playwrights and Four Flat Whites in Italy has been incredibly popular with audiences all around the country. “We hope this performance will be the first in an ongoing programme of audio-described performances at Circa.”
Circa Theatre would like to thank the Wellington City Council for their generous support of this initiative. 

Tickets are available now. To book, contact the Circa Box Office at 801-7992. Please indicate at the time of booking if you will require the use of a headset (numbers are limited) or have seating requirements.

The cast of Four Flat Whites in Italy. Photo by Stephen A'Court.
This performance is open to the general public and the audio description will have no impact on those not using the headsets.

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