Touch Tour: The Animals And Children Took To The Streets at HOME

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Touch Tour: The Animals And Children Took To The Streets
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Touch Tour: The Animals And Children Took To The Streets at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 14 February 2019, free entry - Visit now

HOME has a growing reputation for attracting some of the best new theatre productions touring the country at the moment, and this chilling parable from one of their associate companies, 1927, is no exception.

As with many of HOME’s productions, visually impaired patrons are invited to attend a touch tour before watching the performance on the 14th of February. This allows you to take a tactile look at the set design, costumes and significant props which are fundamental to the story.

Depending on the production and timing it is sometimes also possible to meet the performers to hear about the play in more detail. This tour is a chance for visually impaired theatre-goers to immerse themselves fully into the world of the performance and enhance their experience of the production.

Set in a derelict part of the Bayou, 1927 tell you the story of Agnes Eves and her daughter as they arrive at the infamous Bayou Mansions. A place which is filled with curtain twitchers, peeping toms and where the wolf is always at the door.

This production is described as a giant novel burst into life by combining music, animation, skilful acting and an inventive take on storytelling. If you are attending the tour on your own, HOME is happy to arrange for a member of staff to accompany you. In addition to this, they are happy for guide dogs to be brought along or to arrange for guide dogs to be looked after whilst the tour is happening. It is advisable to book a place in advance, however, the tour is free to attend.

The performance directly after the tour is audio described, alternatively, the production is running from the 6th to the 16th of February and is suitable for ages 11+.

Let yourself be transported into the dirty tenement block of Bayou Mansions.

 

Touch Tour: The Animals And Children Took To The Streets at HOME Manchester, Manchester

14 February 2019
Free entry

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