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Peter and the Wolf and then The Snowman

 

An enchanting double bill of family favourites, full of old-fashioned magic.

Peter and his animal companions are brought to life before your ears by dancing strings, quacking oboes, fluttering flutes and prowling horns in Prokofiev’s charming tale of courage and compassion. Narrator Pui Fan Lee (former Teletubby and CBeebies star) will guide you through this wintery tale accompanied by stunning illustrations on the big screen.

Christmas also wouldn’t be complete without a screening of Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman. Howard Blake’s much-loved music remains the soundtrack to every child’s dream Christmas. Now’s your chance to experience the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air’, here sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Chorus

Programme:
Peter and the Wolf
Interval  (16:30 showing only)
The Snowman

Relaxed and audio described performance (2.30pm):
Our relaxed performance allows members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed; lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. There is no interval. There’s also a quiet room (the Corson Room) away from the auditorium available throughout. For the 2.30pm performance, the building opens at 1.30pm, the auditorium itself opens around 2pm and the performance lasts a little over 1 hour.

To access live audio description for The Snowman:
Live audio description for The Snowman can be accessed via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app on your phone:

  • Before coming to the performance, find the MobileConnect app in your app store – it has a black S shape in a white rectangle – and download it.
  • As you enter the auditorium, put your phone into aeroplane mode, and go to the app. If you have an iPhone, you might be already logged on. If not, go to settings and browse for the MobileConnect wifi and click onto it. Then in the app, click on ‘audio description’.
  • You can alter the sound by moving the blue circle with the ear on it around until you find a sound you’re happy with – this changes the EQ balance and volume levels. Remember to bring your headphones!
  • You can also put the screen into dark mode which means the background goes black and blue, so there is less light coming from your phone – recommended for theatre settings.
Price

From £16.06 – £28.62

Venue
  • Leeds Town Hall

Timings
2.30pm performance – relaxed performance & audio described/ narrated (no interval)
4.30pm performance – standard performance (20 minute interval)

Price Details
Band A: £28.62
Band B: £26.50
Band C: £24.38
Band D: £21.20
Band E: £16.06

Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s: £5 off

Conductor
George Jackson

Narrator
Pui Fan Lee

Orchestra of Opera North

Jane Eyre – Audio Described Performance

NORTHERN BALLET PRESENT JANE EYRE

Touch Tour Insight and Audio Described Performance
Saturday 10 March
Leeds Grand Theatre

Orphaned at a young age and cruelly treated by her Aunt, Jane Eyre is a plain but intelligent child who grows up knowing little kindness. Sent away to a charitable school, Jane later accepts a position as a Governess at Thornfield, a gentleman’s manor whose master is the dark and impassioned Mr Rochester.

In spite of their social differences, an unlikely bond grows between the pair but as their romance develops, it becomes clear that Mr Rochester has a hidden past that threatens to ruin them both.

With choreography by Cathy Marston and an original score by Philip Feeney, join us this Autumn as Northern Ballet’s brilliant dance actors bring this tale of romance, jealousy and dark secrets to life.

Our audio described performance access days enable visually impaired patrons to enjoy a range of activities that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of ballet.

The day consists of Touch Tour Insight, which introduces elements of the production to aide in your understanding of the show. You will hear a description of the scenery, feel the props and costumes, and discover the shapes and quality of the movement from the ballet with the aid of Company dancers.

The audio described performance, described by VocalEyes, enables patrons to enjoy the story of the ballet and the emotion and quality of movement accompanied by live music from Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Northern Ballet’s production of Jane Eyre will be performed at Leeds Grand Theatre from Wednesday 7 March – Wednesday 14 March. The audio described performance will take place on Saturday 10 March.

The Touch Tour Insight will take place from 12.00pm – 1.15pm and is free to visually impaired patrons and your companion. The audio described performance starts at 2.30pm.

A limited number of tickets are available at £12 per person for users of the audio description service. Tickets will be priced at £50 per person thereafter. Booking fees may apply. For more information or to book tickets, please call the theatre Box Office on 0844 848 2700.

Please make sure you inform the Box Office that you are booking for an audio described performance and let them know if you wish to attend the Touch Tour Insight, as it’s useful for us to know how many people to expect and also of any access needs you may have.

For more information about Northern Ballet’s productions, audio described performances or to join our mailing list, please contact the Northern Ballet Learning department on 0113 220 8000.