From the Lighthouse:
We are very excited to be able to share with you information about our Relaxed, Captioned and Audio Described performances we have coming up this Autumn/Winter Season. Whether you are a regular attendee or a first time visitor, we hope to be able to welcome you to Lighthouse, Poole for some fantastic seasonal treats! Below is a little more information about the performances we offer and some details of the great family shows being displayed over the coming months.
Relaxed Performance (RP)
Relaxed performances are open to everyone, but the environment has been specifically adapted for families with children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, individuals with sensory and communication impairments, those with learning disabilities and anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.
Captioned Performance (CP)
Captioning converts the spoken word into text, which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As the words are spoken or sung the captioner sends the specially formatted script to the display unit.
Audio Described (AD)
Audio description is a live verbal commentary delivered during a performance, capturing the key visual elements such as actions and movements, gestures and facial expressions, sets, props and costumes. The description is relayed to the audience member through a lightweight headset which is supplied by the venue.
Personal Assistant support
If you are unable to access the performance without support from a carer or personal assistant, we offer a complimentary ticket for your support companion.
October – December 2018
Wednesday 18 October
Mac’s Arcadian and Lighthouse Present
Great Odds By Esther McAuley
Great Odds is a story about identity, who we are and what we need to be to achieve our dreams. Exploring ambition, communication and friendship, the story follows The Great Odds; Marco, Grouch and Jewels, on an exciting and sometimes wobbly journey... Dreams change shape, unexpected things are uncovered and success comes through surprising discoveries.
Integrating visual storytelling, British Sign Language, live music, sound and puppetry, Mac's Arcadian presents Great Odds, its first production with partners Lighthouse Poole and Improbable.
Suitable for children aged 6 – 11 and their families
Wednesday 18 October 11am & 5pm – BOTH SIGNED PERFORMANCES
Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 November
Frantic Assembly Presents
Things I Know To Be True
As beautifully touching as it is funny and bold, Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations. Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths.
Featuring Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality, and co-directed by Frantic Assembly’s Tony and Olivier Award nominated Artistic Director Scott Graham and State Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Geordie Brookman, Things I Know To Be True is a complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.
Suitable for ages 14+
Thursday 23 November 7.45pm – AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 25 November 2.30pm – CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 December
Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company
Three Little Pigs
“...You can huff and puff all you like, you’re still not getting in!”
Building your own home is not as easy as it looks, the three little pigs discover. What’s the best material to use? Will it keep out the rain? Will it be Wolf Proof!!! There’s only one way to find out...Perfect for ages 2 and beyond, this brand new show is chock full of puppets, music, comedy and thrills!
Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company’s 3 Little Pigs follows in the footsteps of The Little Red Hen, The Enormous Turnip, The Elves and The Shoemaker and The Hare and The Tortoise. Created in association with Salisbury Playhouse, with additional support from The Merlin Theatre and Tobacco Factory.
Suitable for ages 2+
Monday 11 December 1.45pm – RELAXED PERFORMANCE
Friday 8 December – Saturday 6 January
Lighthouse and Duncan Reeves Productions Presents
Poole’s magical family pantomime!
Starring Ethan Lawrence (Bad Education), Lucy Kay (Britain's Got Talent), Richard Gibson (Herr Flick from 'Allo, 'Allo) and Miles Western ... and featuring real ponies.
Cinderella is meeting the Prince at the Royal Ball but her cruel Ugly Sisters tear up her ticket. Baron Hardup and the loveable Buttons try to stop her tears but only the magical powers of her Fairy Godmother can get her to the Palace in a golden coach pulled by real ponies. However, she must leave close to midnight or her beautiful dress will turn to rags.
A pantomime full of knockabout laughter, spectacle, audience participation and the unexpected! From the makers of last year's inspired Aladdin.
Written and directed by Peter Duncan.
Friday 29 December 3pm – CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Friday 29 December 7pm – AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Thursday 4 January 3pm – RELAXED PERFORMANCE
Friday 5 January 3pm – AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Friday 5 January 7pm – CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE