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Producing Company: balletLORENT

Further Information

Age guideline: For everyone aged 7 and over

Auditions: balletLORENT need 10 local young performers to appear in Rapunzel at Oxford Playhouse. If you are aged between 8 and 15, enjoy being physically creative, are able to pick things up quickly and enjoy the challenges of being on stage then this could be your chance. Click here for more information.

Rapunzel

Choreographed and directed by Liv Lorent

From the company behind Underneath the Floorboards, comes this stunning new adaptation of the classic Grimm fairy-tale, Rapunzel.

Written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and choreographed by award-winner Liv Lorent, this enchanting new production combines beautiful movement, stunning costumes and original music.

A family show for all children aged 7 and over, Rapunzel tells the story of the wicked witch who tricks a mother to give up her child and the handsome prince who rescues the girl.

With music by Murray Gold (Doctor Who) and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones), this spellbinding dance theatre production is an Easter holiday treat not to be missed.

Honest in its delivery, showing the dark as well as the light sides of the story and holds all the audience throughout. The Public Reviews
For any parent yearning for a bed-time story beyond the spectrum of pink and for any non-parent who loves (very) Grimm fiarytales, balletLORENT’s Rapunzel is perfect. What’s on North East

Venue: Main Stage  |  Category: Family Family Friendly  |  Running Time: : 1:50 including an interval





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Audio Description

Audio description is a service for people with visual impairments. It is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue.

Touch Tours

At some performances a touch tour will be available before a performance. This means that before the performance the describer will visit the set with the service users, describe elements of the design and encourage them to touch surfaces, costumes and props so that they can understand the geography and nuances of the performance. Please phone Box Office to book free tickets for the touch tours.

Captioning

Is a service for people with hearing impairments of all kinds. The captioner uses a special stage text software. They convert the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.

As well as dialogue, the captions also include the name of the character who is speaking or singing and descriptions of any sound effects. The difference between this and surtitling (for performances in another language) is that it is essential that all of the audible elements of the performance are communicated and the aim is that it be done with the same pace and style as the performances given as part of the production as a whole.

Captioning is also a useful tools for audience members who speak or are learning English as a second language.

'The captions helped me to understand some of the accents and was good practice for my reading skills'
Italian audience member

Pre-Show Talk

A talk held roughly 1 hr before the performance (please check for exact times) in the Top room at Oxford Playhouse. Usually given by one or more members of the creative team involved in a production (Director, Writer, Designer) or by an expert in a related field or in the work of that company itself. The event is £2 to a ticket holder for the performance but it is best to book in advance as there are only 65 seats available by calling 01865 305305. Please note the Top Room is not accessible to wheelchair users.


Post-Show Talk

This is a chance for you to share your thoughts about a production and ask any questions that you may have. Moreover it is an opportunity for you to get more out of your visit from the playhouse, for free. We hold a post show talk for most of out week long shows, usually on a Wednesday.

The talk will be led by a member of the Oxford Playhouse Learning Team and some or all of the cast. Sometimes the director is also available. A few questions will be asked on stage and then it's your turn - all questions welcome.


BSL Signed Perfomance

This service is for Deaf or deafened people with at least an intermediate level of British Sign Language. During a BSL signed performance a trained performance signer will be placed somewhere on the stage to the left or right of the bulk of the action. The Signer will interpret the spoken work and essentially translate it into BSL.