we were young we'd listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs. Now
they're back again, like a long-lost friend, all the song we loved so well
UK's leading Carpenters show, featuring the amazing voice of Maggie Nestor and
eight top-class musicians, captures the sights and sounds of the amazing
talents of Richard and Karen Carpenter.
silky contralto is combined with Richard's delightful piano and seamless
harmonies in this big production that brings Close to You, We've only Just
Begun, Top of the World, Rainy Days and Mondays, Solitaire, Goodbye to Love,
Please Mr Postman, For All We Know, Only Yesterday and dozens more classic
songs to the stage.
Carpenters Experience is coming to town for an evening of non-stop hits – it's
yesterday once more
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.