audio described events 

‘White Pearl’ by Anchuli Felicia King

8th June at 2.30 with a touch tour at 1.00pm

Royal Court Theatre

“It’s just a fun ad. Now the whole world is going crazy.”

In Singapore, Clearday™ has developed from a small start-up company to a leading international cosmetic brand in less than a year.

But when a draft of the company’s latest skin cream advert is leaked, the video goes viral globally for all the wrong reasons.

YouTube views are in the thousands and keep climbing; anger is building on social media; and journalists are starting to cover the story. This is an international PR nightmare; the company cannot be seen to be racist, they’ve got to get it taken down before America wakes up.

“It’s on BUZZFEED. It’s on BUZZFEED. We’re not defending it.”

White Pearl marks writer Anchuli Felicia King’s international playwriting debut. She is a New York-based, multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent. Director Nana Dakin has previously assisted on Mary Jane (New York Theater Workshop, where she is a Directing Fellow) and Wild Goose Dreams (Public, NYC).

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To book tickets, Call the box office on 020 7565 5000

'Rutherford and Son’ by Gita Sowerby

28th June at 7.30pm

29th June at 2.15 with a touch tour at 12.45

National Theatre, Lyttleton.

A piercing look at power and family.

Roger Allam (Les MisérablesThe Thick of It) returns to the National for the first time in a decade to play Rutherford in this new production directed by Polly Findlay (Beginning).

In a Northern industrial town, John Rutherford rules both factory and family with an iron will. But even as the furnaces burn relentlessly at the Glassworks, at home his children begin to turn against him.

Githa Sowerby’s astonishing play was inspired by her own experience of growing up in a family-run factory in Gateshead. Writing in 1912, when female voices were seldom heard on British stages, she now claims her place alongside Ibsen and Bernard Shaw with this searing depiction of class, gender and generational warfare. 

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

‘Jellyfish’ by Ben Weatherill

12th July at 7.30pm

13th July at 2.30pm with a touch tour at 1.00pm

National Theatre, Dorfman

Following a sold-out run at the Bush Theatre last year, Sarah Gordyreturns to play Kelly for a limited run of this radical and heartfelt new play.

Kelly likes dirty jokes and finding creatures washed up on the shore. Neil likes Kelly, who makes him dizzy and breathless. But Agnes, Kelly’s mum, struggles to accept their new relationship.

Jellyfish is the story of a first kiss, chips by the beach and coming of age with Down’s Syndrome in a seaside town. It’s a unique romance across uncharted waters which asks: does everyone really have the right to love as they choose?

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

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ 

by William Shakespeare

20th of July at 2.30pm with a touch tour at 1.00pm

Open Air Theatre, Regents Park

Shakespeare's fantastical fable of desire, confusion, jealousy and growing up.

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"

Through live music, playful adventure and physical invention, see the lovers' world transformed into a place of magic, laughter and healing, as we journey into the woods.

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To book tickets, Call the box office on 0333 400 3562

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