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Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: Approx 30 minutes
  • Age Guidance: 14+
  • Triggers & Advisories: Click here for details.
    Triggers & Advisories

    Production includes flashing imagery (not stroboscopic) and loud noises

  • Other: This is an outdoor, all-weather experience and audiences will be standing*
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Every town has its secrets. Are you prepared for yours to be revealed?

Roll up, roll up, for a slice of theatre that you’ll never forget… no matter how hard you try!

Welcome to Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show.

imitating the dog apply their innovative story telling skills to create a deliciously dark tale of mischief and immorality. Drawing on horror movies and the traditions of carnival and medicine shows, Dr Blood and his motley crew tell a tale of the price paid for pursuing ambition, hypocrisy and greed. Set in a mythical ‘North’ and made for these strange times of lockdown, imitating the dog bring all their theatrical and technical acumen to this unique outdoor entertainment.

A Leeds Playhouse and imitating the dog co-production

This is an outdoor, all-weather experience and audiences will be standing*
*The space is fully accessible including mobility tools. Please advise at time of booking if seating,  mobility tool or wheelchair space is required

Tickets will be limited and information will be shared with bookers about changes we have implemented to make the theatre experience safe according to government advice and Covid-19 guidelines. More information.

Captioning through the ‘Difference Engine’ app available at all performances – must be requested at time of booking

Cast & Credits

Writer and Director Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks / Projection and Video Design Simon Wainwright / Design Laura Hopkins / Lighting Design Andrew Crofts / Music James Hamilton / Models Matthew Tully /

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Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Wed 7 Oct 20
07:30 PM
£10.00*
Captioned Performance
Wed 7 Oct 20
08:30 PM
£10.00*
Captioned Performance
Thu 8 Oct 20
07:30 PM
£10.00*
Captioned Performance
Thu 8 Oct 20
08:30 PM
£10.00*
Captioned Performance
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors