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Assisted Performances In London And Manchester From The National Theatre This Christmas

hex the musical assisted performance in theatres this christmas

Assisted performances available this festive season for new musical, Hex, at the NT and The Ocean at the End of the Lane playing at The Lowry in Salford

Celebrate the festive season with Hex, a new musical based on the story of Sleeping Beauty, playing on the National Theatre’s biggest stage this Christmas.

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Hex is a mythic, big-hearted musical that goes beyond the waking kiss. When the fairy is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her spell becomes a curse, and she is plunged into a hundred-year quest to make everything right.

Recommended for ages 8+, Hex will run from 26 November until 14 January.

Assisted performances are available throughout the festive season, including:

  • Captioned performance: Monday 19 December at 7.15pm
  • Sensory Adapted performance: Thursday 22 December at 7.15pm
  • BSL performance: Thursday 29 December at 7.15pm
  • Audio-described performance: Saturday 7 January at 2pm, with a Touch Tour at 12.30pm
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Smart caption glasses will be available for performances of Hex from Thursday 8 December.

Tickets are on sale now and available to book via the NT website. 500 £20 tickets available for every performance, for adults and children alike.

To book specific Access allocations online including wheelchair spaces, the best seats for captioned performances and tickets at the Access adjusted rate, audiences can subscribe to the National Theatre Access List. For more information, please visit here.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted by Joel Horwood and directed by Katy Rudd, is a thrilling adventure of fantasy, myth and friendship. Direct from London’s West End, this critically acclaimed production will open at The Lowry in Salford on 12 December where it will play over Christmas until 8 January 2023, before visiting 28 other towns and cities, across the UK and Ireland.

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Recommended for 12+ and with assisted performances available at every venue across the tour, this first major stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s work takes audiences on an epic journey to a childhood once forgotten, blending magic with memory in a tour-de-force of storytelling and imagination.

Assisted performances available throughout the festive season include:

  • Audio-described performance: Tuesday 20 December at 2pm, with a Touch Tour at 1pm
  • BSL performance: Friday 23 December at 7:30pm and Sunday 8 January 2pm
  • Captioned performance: Thursday 5 January at 7:30pm

To book specific assisted performances at The Lowry, please email or call 0333 320 2838.

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