The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Sam Mendes, will mount a special relaxed performance at 6pm on Tuesday 19 January 2016.
Presented in association with Mousetrap Theatre Projects, the relaxed performance is aimed at families with one or more children with special needs. It is designed to provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs, who require a more relaxed environment, to enjoy the show.
Special provisions made for a relaxed performance include:
Adjustments to sound and lighting
Free support resources to help families prepare for the visit
Trained volunteers and staff to help at the event
A relaxed and supportive atmosphere on the day
Subsidised ticket cost
The following resources will also be made available via www.mousetrap.org.uk to help families prepare for their trip:
SEN Educational Resource Pack
Visual Story booklet – detailing the journey to the theatre, and the experience once inside
Visual Story video – following ‘John’ on the journey from his house to the theatre
Guide for Carers: Lights, Sounds and Scary Bits
Meet the Characters
Travel and Parking guides
Tickets for the Relaxed Performance will range in price from £2.50 to £20.
Susan Whiddington, Director, Mousetrap Theatre Projects: “Mousetrap Theatre Projects is thrilled to offer families with young people with special needs the wonderful opportunity to attend a relaxed performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Over the years, we have had so many requests from families to see this fantastic musical and we know it will be a very special experience for all the families in the auditorium on 19th January.”
Caro Newling, Director, Neal Street Productions: “This relaxed performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a great opportunity to share the world of this beautiful show with a new audience, and all of us are delighted to be working with Mousetrap Theatre Projects to make it happen.”
Ticket applications must be made via a recognised Referring Organisation. Please see http://www.charlieandthechocolatefactory.com/charlieandthechocolatefactory-relaxed-performance.asp or www.mousetrap.org.uk or more information.