Every word counts

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who took part in in our 2020 quiz, every entry and donation helps support the work we do here at Stagetext!

We'd like to say a huge congratulations and a well done to Nigel Smith, who really showed that they know Stagetext, and all the events we're involved with, inside out!

Your support and donations mean an incredible amount to us, ensuring that we can continue to provide subtitles and captions to arts and cultural events even during the hardest times.

Thank you again to everyone who took part, you can check you answers below:


  1. We subtitled "Love Never Dies" back in April, which famous production is this the sequel to? (The Phantom of the Opera)
  2. This year, the Old Vic launched their "On Camera" series with the new show "Three Kings", who starred in this production? (Andrew Scott)
  3. Which National Theatre show, which streamed online this year, has the following synopsis: "A rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, the current court composer has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with the prodigy, with music and, ultimately, with God." (Amadeus)
  4. We here at Stagetext celebrated our 20th birthday this year, but what was the date of Stagetext's first ever captioned performance? (15 November 2000)
  5. Michael Flatley's high-energy Irish dance show "Celtic Tiger" was streamed online as part of "The Shows Must Go On" series this year. Which Michael Flatley show has visited over 450 venues and been seen by over 25 million people? (Riverdance)
  6. We provided subtitles for the National Theatre's production of "Frankenstein" this year, which two British actors took turns sharing the two lead roles? (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller)
  7. We loved watching "Fleabag" online this year! Can you tell us who wrote the original one-woman show? (Pheobe Waller Bridge)
  8. We at Stagetext run our Captioning Awareness Week campaign every year, but how many of these campaigns have there been to date? (6)
  9. And what was the tagline for 2020's Captioning Awareness Week? (Armchair Access)
  10. Soho Theatre made some of their most celebrated comedy performances available online this year. Which comedian's Soho Theatre show is simply titled "Us"? (Mae Martin)
  11. In October, historian David Olusoga hosted the event "Black History Matters", where he discussed his personal perspective on how we memorialise, teach and write about racism, and why black British history matters. Which venue hosted this event? (The British Library)
  12. This year, the National Theatre streamed “A Streetcar Named Desire”, starring Gillian Anderson. Who wrote the original play? (Tennessee Williams)
  13. Starring Andrew Scott, Sea Wall is a unique and fascinating one-man show, that was released online this year for a limited time only. Which famous playwright wrote the piece? (Simon Stephens)
  14. Who starred as Francis Henshall in the National Theatre's "One Man, Two Guvnors" production, which streamed online back in April? (James Cordon)
  15. The V&A Dundee's October event showed how fashion retailing was transformed by Mary Quant and her boutique Bazaar. But what decade is Quant's work most associated with? (1960s)
  16. We've captioned a lot of Shakespeare this year. Which of his plays tells the story of two star-crossed lovers and their families, the Montagues and Capulets? (Romeo and Juliet)
  17. Who is Stagetext's current CEO? (Melanie Sharpe)
  18. With two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, a world tour, and a hugely successful residency at London's Roundhouse, which show has the tagline "One day. Six cities. A thousand stories."? (Barbershop Chronicals)
  19. Which of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals tells the story of a furry tribe called the Jellicles and the night they make the "Jellicle choice"? (Cats)
  20. Despite the turbulent year we've been working harder than ever to keep the arts accessible! But can you guess how many public events we worked on during November 2020? This includes all talks, tours, and theatre shows we've supplied access for online and in venue. (105)


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