There had been a big build up to this event which created a buzz in the air. Lots of people were talking about Stories Of The Streets. The National Theatre Wales shone in neon lights as a crowd of over 90 filled the Prince of Wales suit in the Angle Hotel.
Erika accompanied Ben Tinniswood who compered for the evening, together they created a warm and friendly atmosphere to the event. The promenade piece was set between the Prince of Wales Suit and the Dragon Suit in the hotel using various areas in the room depending on each story.
Erika and Ben made a great duo!
Each performance lasted about 10 minutes, captions were projected onto a screen and head sets were provided for the audio descriptions.
Connor and Darius perform in 'The Trained Mask'
Alistair joins in the performance of 'Tongue Tied' expressing his views as an audio describer.
After the show the audience stayed for drinks and chatted about the show, the buzz continued throughout the night. There was a very positive response from the viewers and a great atmosphere. Many people were keen to know 'When is the next SOTS'?
'I love you' Erika signs as Holly strongly expresses her views on the Winter Wonderland in 'The Big Wheel'.
I have found the entire process of this production very insightful and am very thankful to be given the opportunity to blog the event. I have developed a deeper understanding of access within theatre, which has in turn given me a new found respect for the effort and skill that goes into the process.
The beauty of this production is that using access in a creative way it bridges the gap between theatre and access but, at the same time makes people more aware of these mediums and aids in developing a stronger understanding to viewers such as myself who are less familiar. Stories Of The Streets has come a long way in four years and I think the show was a huge success, Kelly and Tom, you should be very proud! Congratulations to everyone on the SOTS team it was wonderful to get to know everyone and I hope we get to see each other again in the not to distant future!
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