As part of World Autism Acceptance Week, Go Live Theatre Projects (formerly Mousetrap Theatre Projects) is thrilled to announce a Relaxed Performance of the well-loved musical, Wicked, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Taking place on Thursday, 1st June 2023 at 1.30pm (during Summer half-term week), this Relaxed Performance will be tailored for families with a child, or children, who would benefit from a more relaxed and welcoming theatre environment. This special performance of Wicked is suitable for young people on the autism spectrum, those with learning disabilities or other sensory and communication needs. There will be some adjustments to sound and lighting to accommodate these young people, but in all other respects, this very popular musical will remain the fantastic show that has attracted sell-out audiences for over 16 years.
Working in partnership with the theatre and production staff, members of the Go Live team will support and guide families every step of the way – from the moment they book their tickets to when they leave the theatre, having experienced a very special afternoon! To assist families, Go Live has appointed a dedicated Relaxed Performance Administrator and there will be fully trained staff and volunteers at the Apollo Victoria Theatre throughout the day. Go Live’s aim is to remove barriers to theatregoing with personalised support and open arms; leaving families to enjoy a magical and stress-free day to remember.
Prior to attending the show, Go Live will provide attending families with support materials, including a resource pack exploring the show’s themes and characters, a ‘Visual Story’ to help young people have the fullest theatre experience possible as well as logistical information such as transport options and nearby restaurants. Families are also invited to participate in free, pre-show family workshops taking place near the theatre, which have been very popular at Go Live’s past Relaxed Performances.
This will be the 12th Relaxed Performance organised and delivered by Go Live Theatre Projects. The latest one was Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! at Sadler’s Wells in January 2021. Additionally, Go Live provides consultancy services to theatres across London to deliver their own relaxed performances. Recently we have consulted on three Relaxed Performances: 101 Dalmatians, The Play That Goes Wrong and Mamma Mia!.
Special Ticket Prices: Young Person (aged 7-18 and those aged 18-25 with additional needs): £7.50/£10/£12.50; Accompanying Adult: £10/£15/£20. (Children under 3 cannot be admitted to the theatre.)
For more information about this Relaxed Performance and/or Go Live Theatre Projects and the vital work it carries out for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, please visit: www.golivetheatre.org.uk.
Photo: Matt Crockett