- Venue: Other Space
- Other: City Room
More Information on Packed Lunch Plays: Joy
A work-in-progress reading
Written by Adam Hughes
Directed by Sameena Hussain
Adam Hughes spent 18 months as part of the Playhouse’s FUSE programme, working closely with Literary Associate Jacqui Honess-Martin and playwright Charley Miles to develop full length play drafts.
Joy knows you have to just keep on keeping on, but her son Ryan’s heartbreak challenges everyone’s ideas of what it means to cope with tragedy.
Join us for a free packed lunch and a script-in-hand reading of each of these this brand new play.
This event is part of Furnace Festival
Cast & Credits
Writer Adam Hughes / Director Sameena Hussain, RTYDS Resident Director / Cast Nancy Penvose / Harry Egan / Christine Mackie / Jeff Alexander / Photography by Anthony Robling /
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance