Audio Description

This is theatre for everyone. Any time, anywhere.

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

You can now watch National Theatre Audio Described plays Angels in America, Amadeus, Julie, Othello, Phedre and The Cherry Orchard, as well as Coriolanus from the Donmar Warehouse, Yerma and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from the Young Vic and newly added Julius Caesar from the Bridge Theatre.

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  • Julius Caesar: Audio Description

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 ...

  • Coriolanus: Audio Description

    Movie + 4 extras

    This is the Audio Described version of Coriolanus.

    When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on its hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.

    Tom Hiddleston plays the arrogant and fearsome general Coriolanus, in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of politic...

  • Othello: Audio Description

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...