- Venue: Barber Studio
More Information on Joke Translation Service
This production is part of Furnace Festival, click here to find out more
Being at home with the humour of a place is a way to be at home in a place.
The length of a typical stand up comedian’s headline set, Joke Translation Service is people telling each other their most beloved jokes from the cultures they grew up in, and if the other doesn’t get them, trying their best to explain them until they do.
It is a refusal to be wedged apart by toxic and fearful political doctrine; a space to construct communication between two people with different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, through a love of gags.
It is also likely to be deeply unfunny, extremely confusing and very frustrating.
Joke Translation Service will be presented as a full-length work-in-progress.
Produced by Rachel Mars, supported and co-produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse and made in collaboration with Theatre of Sanctuary
Cast & Credits
Created by Rachel Mars / Made in collaboration with Theatre of Sanctuary /
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
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance