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Relaxed Performance of Snow White at the Marlowe Theatre, 5th January

FOLLOWING the success of its first relaxed performance earlier this year, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, is holding another of these special shows.

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The pantomime Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs will be specially designed and adapted for people with a wide range of disabilities, including those on the autistic spectrum. Changes will be made to the theatre (for example, chill-out zones will be provided), and to the production (sound levels and lighting will be different, and no pyrotechnics or strobe lighting used), making the atmosphere less formal in order to reduce anxiety levels.

The performance, at 1pm on Tuesday 5 January, provides customers who may find it difficult to come and see a show, the chance to experience the joy of live theatre.

Families, schools and charities who attended last year’s relaxed performance of Aladdin (the first at The Marlowe Theatre) all agreed it was a great success. Donna Rees said it was a wonderful experience for both her and her son, Finley: “It was just so lovely to actually relax and enjoy a show in an atmosphere of acceptance and fun, no judgemental stares. A wonderful first experience of the magic of theatre for Finley.”

Tickets can be bought at www.marlowetheatre.com 

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