Members of Shrewsbury Deaf Club were full of praise for Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn at the December open meeting of Shropshire Disability Network. Through their BSL interpreter, they told me what a pleasure it was to attend signed performances at the town’s riverside Theatre.
One of the Deaf Club members told me “going to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn is brilliant, we are always treated as equals by them and we love that”.
All members of the Deaf Club were full of nothing but praise for the local attraction and would recommend that any hearing impaired people in and around the County Town check out one of the BSL interpreted performances soon.
Theatre Severn is committed to increasing the number of Sign Language Interpreted performances by working with companies who include SLI as an integral part of their productions. The theatre said “We always promote an SLI performance within our pantomime season. See our brochure for further details or enquire at the Box Office when booking your tickets”
. The theatre went on to add:
We are now offering some captioned performances for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing patrons, delivered by STAGETEXT. Captions are similar to TV subtitles; the actors’ words appear on an LED display unit, placed near the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Character names, sound effects and offstage noises are also given.
Theatre Severn’s pantomime is now in full swing and they have included two special performances for the hearing impaired community:
Saturday 17th December at 6.30. – BSL Sign Language Interpreted performance.
Friday 6th January at 5.30. – STAGETEXT performance (see info above).
Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has excellent disabled facilities throughout.
Contact the Box Office on: 01743 – 281281. Or firstname.lastname@example.org