This inspiring, touching and funny new drama is based on the events surrounding the Aberfan Disaster of October 1966.
Set 8 months after the tragedy, we follow the real life story of a small group of bereaved mothers who meet every Tuesday to talk, cry and laugh (without feeling guilty).
It’s at one of these meetings that they realise how much the grief has taken its toll on their appearance. Aware that people would think them frivolous, they secretly arrange for a representative from Revlon to give them beauty tips – enter the Revlon Girl, with a suitcase of cosmetics in tow, tasked unknowingly with far more than masking minor blemishes.
Written by Neil Anthony Docking (Casualty, Emmerdale) and directed by Maxine Evans (Stella, Call The Midwife) this moving drama is both hilarious and heart-warming in equal measure.
Audio description is a live commentary interspersed with the actors' dialogue. This is relayed via a headset linked to the infra-red audio system. There is a short 'programme notes' session, before the production, which explains the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action.
British Sign Language Performance
Signed performances are ideal for those who use sign language. Trained British Signed Language (BSL) signers usually stand to one side of the stage and interpret the script used by the performers at the same time as it is being performed.
Open to everyone, but particularly appropriate for anyone who may find the usual theatre/cinema environment challenging, due to an Autism Spectrum Condition, a learning disability, or a fear of the dark, loud noises or confined spaces.
Relaxed Performances/Screenings provide a relaxed environment, where elements are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a relaxed attitude to noise and leaving and re-entering the auditorium during the performance/screening.
Designated 'chill-out' areas are provided outside the auditorium with activities for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.
A Touch Tour is ideal for blind and partially-sighted audiences to familiarise themselves with the set ahead of the performance.
Captions display dialogue on-screen (similar to subtitles) and also describe the audio or sound portion of a film/performance allowing audience members who are D/deaf or hard of hearing to follow the script and the action of the film/performance at the same time.
For live performances, the screen is positioned at the side of the stage.