London's National Theatre to Offer Captioned Performances

News   London's National Theatre to Offer Captioned Performances The National Theatre is piloting captioned performances for the benefit of those with hearing difficulties.

Two plays in the Lyttleton will be captioned in March: They are She Stoops to Conquer (Monday, March 3 at 7:30 PM) and the companion piece playing in rep with it, A Laughing Matter (Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 PM). Captioned performances (in the form of surtitles) are a regular feature of the Royal Opera House, though these are because the performances are in foreign languages, rather than for the benefit of the hard-of-hearing.

ENO at the Coliseum have signed performances for those with hearing difficulties, and the National has decided to take action on behalf of theatregoers in the same category. Trevor Nunn has always made it a policy to make the National as accessible as possible to all sections of the community, and this is another step in that direction.