The National Theatre have announced that a relaxed performance of wonder.land will take place on 21st April at 7pm in the Olivier Theatre.
Specifically designed to welcome people with a learning disability, Down’s Syndrome, autism or sensory and communication disorders into the theatre, relaxed performances give those who otherwise might feel excluded the chance to experience live performance.
Relaxed performances have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. There is a relaxed attitude to audience noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects. Parts of the theatre foyer will be available as a quiet space for those who need to leave and re-enter the auditorium during the show.
After the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to stay to meet the actors who will be in costume but out of character. ‘Visual stories’, which give information about the theatre and the show, will be provided to all bookers to help support their visit.
wonder.land is described as "a musical like no other, combining live theatre and digital technology in dazzling new ways". Aly is struggling with all the pressures of being a teenager: family, school, friends and her own insecurities. Then she discovers wonder.land – a mysterious online world where, perhaps, she can create a whole new life. The web becomes her looking-glass – but will Aly see who she really is?
All tickets for the relaxed performance are priced at £5. The show is suitable for children 10+. Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 020 7452 3961 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.