- Venue: Barber Studio
- Duration: 55
- Other: Part of NT Connections
More Information on What Are They Like? (2016)
Adolescence is a rough ride. You’ve got existential angst, mood swings, fashion fiascos, terrifying physical changes, never enough money… And that’s just the parents.
What Are They Like? explores the everyday struggles of parenting, growing up, and the issues that every family faces – in one generation or another. This fast-paced, collection of real-life cautionary tales are brought to the stage by a company of young people aged 11-19 from West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Youth Theatre.
Join us for a post-show discussion on Friday 18 March, with cast and creatives to explore the play, discuss rehearsals, and have your questions answered.
What Are They Like? will be performed as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival (Tue 26 – Sat 30 April) performance date to be announced.
Cast & Credits
Director Kirsty Pennycook / Designer Antony Jones / Assistant Director Amy Oddy / Volunteer Charlotte Larner /
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
Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, 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