Alhambra Theatre in Bradford to stage Relaxed Performance during Peter Pan pantomime season

King of Bradford pantomime, Billy Pearce, boards the Jolly Roger and heads to Neverland to star alongside Darren Day in this year’s swashbuckling pantomime adventure. Emmerdale favourite Charlie Hardwick and pop and West End theatre star Jon Lee will also headline alongside Billy and Darren.

The Relaxed Performance is aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment including people who are on the autistic spectrum or who have sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability.

Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Pantomimes and executive producer of Peter Pan said:

“We are delighted to be working alongside our Alhambra Theatre colleagues in presenting another relaxed performance. Together with Peter Pan’s creative team we make some adjustments to the show, including light and sound levels, removing loud noises, and reviewing the script to ensure it’s a great and memorable experience for the relaxed performance audience.”

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments:

“Following the success of last year’s first ever Relaxed Performance at the Alhambra Theatre, having seen parents so comfortable at a theatre performance watching their children enjoying the show, it was without hesitation that we decided to present one again this year during our pantomime season. Listening to feedback from our customers, families and support organisations in the region, we decided to offer the Relaxed Performance at an evening show this year. We hope that even more people will be able to join us for this specially tailored performance and that the inclusive welcome and relaxed atmosphere will give everyone the chance to come and experience pantomime.”

Everyone booking for the Relaxed Performance will be sent a visual story in advance to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre. The Relaxed Performance will also include Sign Language Interpretation.

Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres continues:

“As well as small changes to the show, we will also be taking a more relaxed approach to noise in the auditorium and will provide a designated chill-out area outside the auditorium for people to use if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming for them.”

To make the pantomime performance as accessible as possible the theatre is offering tickets for this Relaxed Performance for a special reduced rate of £13. These can be booked through the Box Office on 01274 432000 or via the Group Sales Team on 01274 437788, who can advise the best way to accommodate larger groups.

Peter Pan will be staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, and the company behind the theatre’s record-breaking productions each year. Peter Pan will feature the Alhambra Theatre’s hallmark of outstanding entertainment for theatregoers of all ages.

In addition to comedy, music and audience participation, Peter Pan will also feature an exciting 3D sequence which will take audiences deep into the ocean on a magical underwater adventure, and amazing special effects including the biggest crocodile in panto-land.

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