Dementia Friendly First

The Mikado


Ahead of Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May 2017) The Lowry are delighted to announce that they will be hosting their first ever dementia friendly performance this coming July.

Regan De Wynter Williams Productions will present Sasha Regan’s all-male Gilbert and Sullivan classic, The Mikado on Tue 25th – Sat 29th July, with a specially adapted dementia friendly performance matinee on Wed 26 July, 2pm.

First pioneered by West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Lowry is proud to be the first theatre to offer a dementia friendly performance in the North West. Adaptations to make the production accessible may include changes to the pacing of the story as well as using repetition so audience members can follow the story more easily.

The Lowry itself will be looking at dementia friendly adaptations such as keeping the lights up in the auditorium so that theatregoers are not in complete darkness; having an open door policy so that theatregoers can see all exits and are free to exit and enter when they need to as well as having extra trained staff on hand to help out with individual’s needs. This is a wonderful step by the Lowry and further shows their commitment towards making theatre accessible to all. Further information regards the Lowry’s commitment to accessible theatre can be found here;

The Mikado

Dates: Tue 25 – Sat 29 July

Times: 7.30pm. Thu & Sat 2pm.

Dementia friendly performance: Wed 26 July, 2pm.

Tickets: £26.50 – £29.50. Conc £2 off.

Tickets available here

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