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Peter Pan (Paul Hilton) and Wendy (Madeleine Worrall) in Peter Pan (Photo Steve Tanner)

Peter Pan (Paul Hilton) and Wendy (Madeleine Worrall) in Peter Pan (Photo Steve Tanner)

Booking now open for relaxed performance of Peter Pan

Published 7 December 2016

 

The National Theatre have opened booking for a relaxed performance of Director Sally Cookson’s wondrously inventive Peter Pan, taking place on Saturday 21 January at 2pm.

Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders, or learning disabilities. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement, and some small changes made to the lighting and sound effects. An easy way to understand the atmosphere is perhaps ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. There will be a ‘break out’ space and friendly ushers on hand to assist.

A Visual Story, a short information document emailed/posted to all bookers prior to performance, will contain information and pictures about the performance, plot, characters and some information about the venue to help prepare visitors for their visit to the theatre.

All children, except one, grow up…

When Peter Pan, the leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London, headstrong Wendy helps him reattach it. In return she is invited to Neverland – where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. Exploring the possibilities and pain of growing up, it’s a riot of magic, mischief, music and make-believe. 

Peter Pan is suitable for children aged 7+. Bookers will need to decide if the show will be suitable for the person’s cognitive (and not necessarily chronological) age.

For more information about the relaxed performance visit the venue’s website. If you would like to book tickets for for other performances in the National Theatre run, you can purchase through us today

 

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