Wyvern Theatre Announces Audio-Described Performances

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Wyvern Theatre Announces Audio-Described Performances

Two of the biggest shows in the Wyvern Theatre's forthcoming season will be opened up to visually impaired audiences in Swindon. Bill Kenwright Ltd's production of Agatha Christie's Black Coffee and the Wyvern Theatre's magical pantomime adventure Dick Whittington will offer an audio described performance during their run.

Derek Aldridge, Theatre Director said: "As always the Wyvern is proud to be at the centre of the local community and ensure that the productions presented here are accessible to all."

Following last year's production of Agatha Christie's Go Back For Murder, the Agatha Christie Theatre Company return to Swindon with a brand-new drama produced by Bill Kenwright. Black Coffee is the first play ever written by Agatha Christie and in it we are introduced to Hercule Poirot - the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.

Bill Kenwright said: "The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon has a very special place in my heart. It was there over four decades ago, right at the start of its life, I produced my very first major musical. 'West Side Story' opened at the Wyvern and went on to have a successful life ending up at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End. So it's my great pleasure to congratulate them on hearing that they are offering audio description and touch tours for their visually impaired patrons. After a long gap we have started visiting the Wyvern again with our productions, and it's innovation like this that keeps us all happy."

This year's dazzling pantomime production, Dick Whittington, will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, stunning sets and fabulous costumes - plus, as you have come to expect from the Wyvern Theatre's annual pantomime promises plenty of audience participation. For the past few years the theatre have provided sign interpreted performances and this year, for the first time, will provide two audio described performances.

The audio described performance of Black Coffee will take place on Thursday 4 September, 2:30pm. The audio described performances of Dick Whittington will take place on Friday 2 January at 1:00pm and 7:00pm.

Book tickets today at wyverntheatre.org.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.

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