Audio Description and British Sign Language

Audio Description and British Sign Language

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Audio Description allows blind and partially sighted audiences to experience theatre. It is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds.

British Sign Language gives Deaf and hard of hearing people access to experience theatre. An interpreter will stand in a clearly visible position on the screen and interpret the spoken and heard aspects of the play.

Captions are similar to subtitling and gives Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people access to theatre. Captioning is also helpful for customers whose first language is not English and students who are studying the text of a play.

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Audio Description and British Sign Language
  • Audio Description: Under Milk Wood

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Under Milk Wood.

    The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love. The landlady living in terror of her guests. A father who can no longer access his memories. A son in search of redemption.

    As they awake to boiled eggs and the postman, the residents of ...

  • Audio Description: All My Sons

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of All My Sons.

    America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

    But nothing lasts forever, and long buried truths are forced to ...

  • Audio Description: Chewing Gum Dreams

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the audio described version of Chewing Gum Dreams.

    Meet Tracey Gordon. Friendship, sex, UK garage, school, teachers, periods, emergency contraception, raves, tampons, white boys, God, money. Friendship.

    The more she learns about the world the less she understands. Michaela Coel plays ...

  • Audio Description: Medea

    Movie + 5 extras

    This is the audio described version of Medea

    Heartbroken and stricken with grief, Medea plans appalling revenge on her ex-husband, Jason, to destroy everything she holds dear.

    Helen McCrory plays the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, with music written b...

  • Consent: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Consent

    Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unravel as every version of the truth is challenged.

    Nina Raine’s funny, painful and challenging p...

  • The Deep Blue Sea: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of The Deep Blue Sea

    When Hester is found following a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair and marriage breakdown begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

    Playing one of the greatest fe...

  • Julius Caesar: Audio Description

    Movie + 3 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Julius Caesar

    Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate his victory. Alarmed by his popularity and growing power, a small group plot to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of t...

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    A Mississippi family gather at their country property to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that th...

  • Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Angels In America Part One: Millennium Approaches.
    This is part one of the part two play.

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, six New Yorkers with interconnecting lives grapple with life and d...

  • Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika - Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika.
    This is part two of the part one play.

    As the play continues, Part Two picks up the threads of our six New Yorkers whose relationships are in tatters and fates are rapidly intertwining.

    Prior, Joe, Belize, Louis,...

  • Julie: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Julie.

    Wild and single, Julie throws a huge party in her luxurious London house which rapidly descends into a fight for her own survival.

    Vanessa Kirby plays Julie in Polly Stenham’s shocking and fiercely relevant new version of August Strindberg’s play ...

  • Othello: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Othello.

    Furious about being overlooked for promotion, Iago plots to take revenge against his General, Othello.

    In this acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s timeless tale of envy and brutal revenge, Adrian Lester plays Othello and Rory Kinnear is the dup...

  • Amadeus: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Amadeus.

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius and seized by obsessive jealousy, court composer Antonio Salieri begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God. ...

  • Phèdre: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Phèdre.

    Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson, and believing her absent husband is dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare.

    Helen Mirren plays the title role in this acclaimed production of the cla...

  • The Cherry Orchard: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of The Cherry Orchard.

    Russia, 1904. Ranyevskaya and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of a local entrepreneur to save their family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives up for auction and jeopardise the future of their beloved cherry orchard.

    Zo...

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