audio described events 

‘Anthony and Cleopatra’ by William Shakespeare

1st December at 1.30pm

Touch tour at 12.00pm

National Theatre, Olivier

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple. Simon Godwin (Twelfth NightMan and SupermanThe Beaux' Stratagem) directs.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.

This is a National Theatre Description. 

To book tickets, Call the box office on 020 7452 3000

10th January at 2.30pm

Touch tour at 1.00pm

Oxford New Theatre

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.

The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold out run in London.

Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

This is a vocaleyes described performance.

To book tickets call the box office on 01603 63 00 00

‘Measure for Measure’ by William Shakespeare

17th November at 2.30pm

Touch tour at 1.00pm

Donmar Warehouse

The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?

Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer.

The Deputy uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct. But when a religious Novice pleads for clemency, their heady encounter leaves the Deputy guilty of the very crime that the law condemns.

Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s production of Measure for Measure imagines the play in its original year of performance, 1604, and also in 2018.

Within every performance, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate the roles of powerful Deputy and powerless Novice.

This is a vocaleyes described performance.

To book tickets call the box off on 020 3282 3808

'Jersey Boys'. 

19th December. 2.30pm

Touch tour 1.00pm

Oxford Playhouse

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is working its way back to round the UK!

This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide.

Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

Please be aware Jersey Boys contains genuine New Jersey language which may not be suitable for younger audiences - parental guidance advised.

Please be advised that latecomers will not be admitted into the auditorium until a suitable point in the performance, which is approximately 15 minutes in.

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'The Telltale Heart’ by Anthony Nielson, 

based on the short story by Edgar Alan Poe.

28th December at 7.30pm

29th December at 2.30pm

Touch tour at 1.00pm

National Theatre Dorfman

A young playwright rents an attic flat in Brighton, hoping it will break the writer’s block that’s preventing her from following up on her wildly successful debut. Whilst there, she forms a relationship with her landlady, a lonely young woman with a life-altering condition.

But pressure mounts on the writer, and her relationship with the landlady becomes ever-more suffocating.

Please note: This production contains provocative language, some violent scenes, and moments and themes that some people may find distressing; you can find out more in our Help centre.

This is a National Theatre Description. 

To book tickets, Call the box office on 020 7452 3000

‘Hadestown’ music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell. 

Developed with Rachel Chavkin

5th January at 2.00pm

Touch tour at 12.30pm

7th January at 7.30pm

National Theatre, Olivier

‘Hadestown will be your next musical theatre obsession.’

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop and Canada’s Citadel Theatre, Hadestown comes to the National Theatre prior to Broadway.

In the warmth of summertime, songwriter Orpheus and his muse Eurydice are living it up and falling in love. But as winter approaches, reality sets in: these young dreamers can’t survive on songs alone. Tempted by the promise of plenty, Eurydice is lured to the depths of industrial Hadestown. On a quest to save her, Orpheus journeys to the underworld where their trust is put to a final test.

This is a National Theatre Description. 

To book tickets, Call the box office on 020 7452 3000

‘Nine Night’ by Natasha Gordon

12th January at 2.30pm

Touch Tour at 1.00pm

Trafalgar Studios

Following a smash hit sold-out run at the National Theatre, Nine NightNatasha Gordon’s ‘remarkable debut play’ (Evening Standard) transfers to the West End this December. Roy Alexander Weise directs this touching and exuberantly funny exploration of the rituals of family.

Family, food, music and mourning.

Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death with a party that lasts over a week is a test. Nine rum-fuelled nights of music, food, storytelling and laughter – and an endless parade of mourners.

This is a vocaleyes described performance.

To book tickets call the box off on 0844 871 7632

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