by Charlene Kelly / Directed by Petal Pilley
‘Your darkness will destroy you but it won’t hurt me’
Charlene Kelly’s debut play draws on archetypes found in fairy tale and nature. Her living realm of the woods is an invitation to experience a story through the eyes of intellectual disability.
A Prince is tired of being controlled by his father, heartbroken he runs into the woods. Cold and alone he calls out for help. A girl, also lost, is charmed into leaving a safe and familiar path. Hunted by darkness their way out is uncertain.
A Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Commission
Duration: 60 minutes, no interval.
Age Guide: Suitable for adults and children aged 10+
Preview Wed 14 September 8pm
Relaxed Performances 11am Friday 16 September & 3pm Saturday 17 September (Touch Tour beforehand)
Programme Notes and Touch Tour:
Blue Teapot is delighted to have the audio describer Mo Harte facilitate a special Touch Tour of the forthcoming theatre premiere Into The Dark Woods on Saturday 17th September at 1.45pm and 2.15pm at Black Box Theatre Galway prior to the 3pm matinee.
Touch Tours can be very beneficial to theatre patrons who are blind, visually impaired, on the autistic spectrum, non-verbal or have intellectual difficulties. It enables those audiences a better theatre going experience and helps contextualise the stage and Charlene Kelly’s debut play, which is visually descriptive in written narrative.
Speaking about what patrons can expect, Mo Harte explained “A Touch Tour is not only for visually impaired patrons but can also be beneficial for those who process differently. It is a tactile exploration of the geography of a theatre space, the stage, selected props, costumes and furniture”. Ahead of this tour, Mo Harte will prepare programme notes to describe the set and costumes, which will be available to read and listen to via Blue Teapot’s social media channels from 2pm Friday 16th September.
Audio Description: Mo Harte will also be audio describing this performance. Audio Description for live performance is a live verbal commentary providing information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds, from sets, props and costumes to actors’ facial expressions and movements across the stage. The description is delivered via an individual headset during the quieter moments of a performance and therefore only gives essential information that a blind or visually impaired person might miss.
Book (Free) Tickets for the Touch Tour
Please Note: Admission to Touch Tour only.
Ticket for matinée performance of Into the Dark Woods must be bought separately.