Panto fun for everyone at Rotherham Civic

By Michael Upton | 27/12/2017

Panto fun for everyone at Rotherham Civic
Cast members of this year's pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. From left to right are: Bippo, Danny Mills, Rosie Houlton, Andrew McGuire, Nigel Pivaro and Natalie Pilkington. 171549-17

SIGNED and relaxed panto performances are being staged at Rotherham Civic Theatre so as many people can see the show as possible.

The performance of Jack and the Beanstalk at 11am tomorrow (Thursday) will be “signed and relaxed” and there will be a “signed” performance on Saturday, January 6, at 6.30pm.
 
Relaxed performances are designed to be sensitive to audience members who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including those with autistic spectrum conditions, communication disorders and learning disabilities. 

Parents with small children and families with relatives living with dementia are also welcome. 
 
The performance aims to provide a more comfortable setting for those who may find it difficult to sit still and stay quiet for the full duration of a performance or who may feel uncomfortable when a show has a lot of flashing lights and noisy special effects.
 
Audience members can move around and are welcome to come in and out of the auditorium. 
 
The performance will also be signed for people who are deaf or hearing impaired and there will be extra staff to assist with access and seating.
 
Theatre Manager Jo Longworth said: “There has always been a great response to relaxed and signed performances in the past and it is very important to us that the Christmas season is shared by everyone. 

“This is a perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to enjoy the biggest show of the year to come to the Civic and have a fantastic, festive time.”
 
For booking information, call 01709 823621 or visit www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk.



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