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Stagetext to Caption Tom Hiddleston in Hamlet


Stagetext are working with RADA to provide a captioned performance of the highly anticipated and limited run of Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet, starring Tom Hiddleston.

The London production, which will be led by the star of The Night Manager and Coriolanus, will be captioned on Friday 22 September at 7.30pm, and tickets are available through ballot allocation only.

Director of RADA, Edward Kemp, said: “It is fantastic to be working with Stagetext to offer a captioned performance of Hamlet, enabling deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences to join us for this special production directed by Kenneth Branagh.

“RADA is committed to opening up access to diverse artists and audiences, to ensure that as many people as possible can experience the transformative power of theatre. As we embark on the redevelopment of our Chenies Street site, with the help of money raised by this production, we hope that our new and improved facilities will help us to welcome many more new audiences through our doors.

“Having worked with Stagetext on accessible performances at the RADA Festival, I’m delighted we are hosting another captioned performance with them and we hope to continue to offer more accessible work in the future”

Hamlet will run from 1 to 23 September at RADA's Jerwood Vanbrugh theatre in London and the online ballot for tickets will close at 18:00 on Sunday 6 August.

Proceeds from the production will fund RADA's Attenborough Campaign, which works towards upgrading one of its main London sites and provide RADA with its first on-site student accommodation.

Stagetext CEO, Melanie Sharpe, said: “It is fantastic that we are able to supply this captioned performance for RADA and to make such a unique event accessible.

“This version of Hamlet has already made headlines across the world and the deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing audiences should have the opportunity to be part of it.

“Working with RADA also helps to show the importance of access to future arts professionals during the most integral part of their training, embedding into them that access is not just an add-on but a vital part of the artistic process.”

Enter the ballot by 6pm on Sunday 6 August for your chance to buy tickets at www.radahamlet.com.


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