Cinderella: Dementia-friendly performance

Thursday 18 January 2018 at 2:30pm

Main House - Tickets: From £23

Details

The great thing about panto is that it includes songs that go back years. Music stays in the memory. People can join in, sing along and reminisce. This performance is carefully tailored for people with dementia and their families or carers so that everyone can enjoy the wonder of theatre at Nottingham Playhouse in an environment that is comfortable and supportive.

A dashing prince is hosting a ball and Cinderella would give anything to go, but her stepmother and sisters have other plans. Can Cinderella escape their clutches and, with the help of her Fairy Godmother and best friend Buttons, find true love?

Expect sumptuous costumes, magnificent scenery and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance in Kenneth Alan Taylor’s magical Cinderella. Our traditional family-friendly panto is “a Midlands institution” (The Guardian). Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will! – in this perfect festive treat.

We will be working with people living with dementia and their carers to ensure the performance is dementia -friendly.

Here are some of the ways this performance is Dementia Friendly:

• The house lights will be slightly on and the volume of music will be reduced when dialogue is taking place.
• Changing seats during the performance is fine and so is leaving the performance and re-entering.
• This is not a schools performance, so the audience will be quieter.
• There will be additional signage with pictures in the foyers.
• There will be a quiet room, before after and during the show.
• There will be more staff on hand to support.
• A very relaxed attitude to moving around the theatre and making noise.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding familiarisation visits, wheelchair access and disabled parking, all you need to do is email access@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

Call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419 for more details on Dementia-Friendly Performances.

Are you a charity?

The Nottingham Playhouse HotHouse scheme offers £7 tickets to charities and community groups, helping individuals to access the theatre more easily. To find out if your organisation is eligible contact Rebecca on rebeccaj@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Access information

Patrons who require an assisting companion for their visit will receive the second ticket for free. Please call our friendly Box Office team on 0115 941 9419 for more information.

There is level access to enter the theatre and a lift providing access to all levels of the theatre from the Box Office foyer. There is access to the auditorium from the lower foyer and via East Circus Street. We can accommodate wheelchair users on row M of the main auditorium.

There are 3 accessible toilets at the Playhouse, available on the ground floor, stalls and circle levels.

There are parking spaces available to Blue Badge Holders on North Circus Street/East Circus Street. Find out more.

Cinderella is proudly sponsored by

Dates & Times

Cinderella: Dementia-friendly performance - Thu 18 Jan 2:30pm Thu 18 Jan Main House 2:30pm £34.50 - £23 Book Now

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