We are heartbroken to learn that Peter Taplin the pioneering theatre access technician has died. For almost two decades Peter was a big figure in the theatre access family. Our thoughts are with his friends and family as we take some time to remember a much-loved colleague.
You may never have met Peter but If you attended a VocalEyes described or Stagetext captioned performance between 1999 and 2016, then like us, you owe him a debt of gratitude for his professionalism and dedication tirelessly driving the length and breadth of the country to ensure that for blind/partially sighted and Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing theatre goers – the show always went on.
Peter was a true unsung hero who enabled (and saved!) hundreds of accessible performances around the UK. He will be deeply missed by everyone who worked with him for his calm reliability, patience, care, good humour – and for just being a thoroughly nice man.
Peter’s funeral will be held in Truro on Monday 8 July, if you would like to attend please contact me for more details: Michael Kenyon 07511 928739 [email protected]
The family have requested that any donations be made out to “Renal Fund RCHT” and cheques sent (with a reference to Peter’s Taplin’s funeral) to:
T Cooke Funeral Directors
4 Quarry Hill