An Grianán Theatre will hold a specially adapted Relaxed Performance of their Christmas Show Peter Pan on Wednesday 14th December at 12.30pm.
Update: Due to demand we are now going to do an additional relaxed performance of Peter Pan on Sat 17 December at 4pm.
What is a relaxed performance?
Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including, but not limited to, people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.
- There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects.
- Theatre lights will stay on and people will be warned of sudden noises.
- For anyone overwhelmed during the performance, a “chill out” area will be provided in the upper foyer.
- An easy way to understand the atmosphere is perhaps, ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on a train’.
Why do a relaxed performances?
Many aspects of a standard theatre experience can cause difficulties for children. Busy foyers, unexpected music, lights going up and down and applause can all be unsettling. Even the interval can confuse because it may seem strange to leave the auditorium in the middle of an event.
These performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability, or just those who are uncomfortable being in a darkly lit room, or those who feel they can’t sit quietly for an extended period of time.
Can everyone come to this performance?
Yes everyone is welcome, it’s important that those for whom it is intended get to share the experience with their peers and siblings. That’s the joy of a relaxed performance!
Wed 14 December at 12.30pm, Sat 17 December at 4pm.
Running time: approx 60 minutes
Tickets: €12/€10, family of four €36, schools & groups €8
To book please call the box office on 0749120777.
This Christmas An Grianán Theatre Productions presents the classic tale of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up from Tues 13th to Sat 17th December. Join Peter and the Lost Boys as they take Wendy and her brothers on an adventure to Neverland where they will face down his nemesis Captain Hook!
With a main cast of twelve and a large chorus this’ll be a fast, action packed show: a bit pantomime, a bit musical and a lot of fun! Directed by Nora Kavanagh, with musical director Trudy O’Donnell.