"THIS IS OUR ROAD! But tonight, it’s your road an’ all. You’ll meet all sorts down ‘yer. Anything could happen tonight like. ‘ANG ON, ‘yer we go!"
When Jim Cartwright wrote Road, Top Gun was in cinema, Ukraine was in the news, the Tories were in charge and everything was going to pot. Sound familiar?
Join us for a wild night. Our mate Scullery is taking you on a tour of our road. It’s not mint, and not all the locals are tidy – but it’s ours, and if you’re up for it, we’ll let you come along for the ride.
Taking Flight Theatre takes up residence to reimagine this 80’s classic for the Rhondda.
In English and BSL with creative captions and audio description.
Ages 15+ Contains strong language and scenes of an adult nature.
Free Touch Tours of the set are available on Wednesday 28 & Friday 30 September at 6.30pm. Tickets are free but must be booked at point of purchase.
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.