Royal Exchange show a great success
There was a real buzz at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre for its first-ever captioned performance of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy, The Country Wife, on 11 October. Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people from the North West were looking forward to seeing the first-ever captioned show at the venue and they weren’t disappointed.
The captioning was dedicated to the memory of Geoff Brown, one of the STAGETEXT founders who lived locally and had pushed for many years for captioning at the venue and we were delighted that Geoff's daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren could be there to mark the occasion.
One caption user told us: “I wouldn’t attend any performance that wasn’t captioned. Captions aren’t just helpful for me, they are essential.” Another said, “I do hope captioned performances become a regular feature at the Royal Exchange Theatre. It is a great venue and I really enjoyed my visit."
The good news is there are three more captioned shows this season so do make sure you book up quickly. They are:
Orpheus Descending – Thursday 15 November, 7.30pm
Rats' Tales – Thursday 3 January 2013, 7.30pm
The Accrington Pals – Thursday 7 February 2013, 7.30pm
Booking details can be found on the above links.
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