Three upcoming accessible theatre productions in Adelaide

Friday, 30 October 2015 15:45pm

Access2Arts have shared a list of upcoming touch tour and audio described productions in Adelaide for theatre fans who are blind or vision impaired.

1. Mortido - State Theatre Company

‘Mortido’ is revenge, tragedy, crime thriller and contemporary morality play all rolled into one. It begins with a Mexican fable about death and takes in the Sydney police force, Qantas, quinoa, Berlin, Nazi Germany, Krispy Kreme donuts, Coca Cola, public housing, a seventh birthday party, the property market and a body in Australia’s most famous Harbour.

A co-production with Sydney’s legendary Belvoir theatre, Mortido premieres in Adelaide with director Leticia Cáceres and film and stage legend Colin Friels in this brilliant new play about crime, globalisation and the killer desire for a bigger house.

Audio-described performance and Touch Tour dates:

  • Saturday 31 October
    • 1pm for Touch Tour
    • 2pm for audio described performance

Location:

Performances are at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Theatre

For bookings:

Contact BASS Group Bookings on (08) 8205 2220 or visit the BASS counter in the Adelaide Festival Centre.

2. Naturally – Restless Dance Theatre

‘Naturally’ is a Double Bill of modern dance: ‘Touched’ directed by Michelle Ryan with the Youth Ensemble and ‘What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?’ directed by Emma Stokes with the Senior Ensemble.

Both works grow out of the interests and concerns of the participants and spring from the work that they have been exploring around relationships.

Audio-described performance and Touch Tour dates:

  • Wednesday 18th November, 11am
  • Friday 20th November, 7.30pm

Location:

Performances are at the Odeon Theatre, 57a Queen Street, Norwood, SA 5067

For bookings:

Bookings are available via the trybooking.com website. Companion cards are accepted with the online booking.

3. Popular Mechanicals

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the theatre this evening
… Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream— take centre-stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, misadventures and sheer idiocy in an hysterically funny mix of verse, song and dance.

First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon and is ripe for revival with a cast of our best theatrical clowns, led by the inimitable Amber McMahon and directed by former Sydney Theatre Company Resident Director, Sarah Giles. A perfect end-of year romp that promises to lift the roof in the silliest ways imaginable.

Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a Touch Tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props, as well as being introduced to the cast.

Audio-described performance and Touch Tour dates:

  • Saturday 21 November
    • 1pm for Touch Tour
    • 2pm for audio described performance
  • Tuesday 24 November
    • 5.30pm for Touch Tour
    • 6.30pm for audio described performance

Location:

Performances are at the Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Theatre

For bookings:

Contact BASS Group Bookings on (08) 8205 2220 or visit the BASS counter in the Adelaide Festival Centre.

Accessing the Dunstan Playhouse:

The Dunstan Playhouse Theatre is located in The Adelaide Festival Centre on King William Road. It is a short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station. You can also catch the Tram from Glenelg or Adelaide Entertainment Centre to the train station stop on North Terrace.

There is parking available on Festival Drive, off King William Road. The car park is equipped with a lift and ramps, which are accessible from all car park spaces.

For more information on upcoming audio described shows and accessible performances, visit the Access2Arts website.


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