From the musical Bring It On, eight high-energy cheerleaders leap in the air with big smiles. Louis Smith, in the centre in green shorts and vest, stretches his arm high above his head. Amber Davies holds up red pom-poms.

What’s On & Online 13th January 2022

Happy New Year to all our subscribers! Welcome to our first What’s On & Online for 2022. We will now be sending out our listings to you fortnightly but still on a Thursday.

What’s On

Bring it On at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, audio described. Thursday 20th January at 7:30pm. Tickets from £22.50

The smash-hit cheerleading musical takes you on a high-flying, high-energy journey tackling friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.

Booking contact number 020 3879 9555 
Booking contact email [email protected]

Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, audio described. Sunday 23rd January at 1pm. Tickets from £29.50

Prepare to be swept away to Arendelle as Frozen magically comes to life on stage. Includes all the beloved characters and songs from the film with new songs written especially for the stage production. Spectacular special effects, breath-taking sets and beautiful costumes combine to make this a theatrical experience you will never forget.

Booking contact number: 020 7557 7300 (9:30am to 5:30pm Mon-Fri)
Booking contact email [email protected]

Waitress at Curve Leicester, audio described. Saturday 29th January at 2:15pm. Touch tour at 12:45pm. Tickets £10 – £47.50

Treat yourself to the hit musical comedy Waitress. Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Booking contact number 0116 242 3595 
Booking contact email [email protected]

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Musical at Sunderland Empire, audio described. Wednesday 2nd February at 7:30pm. Tickets from £25

Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, returns to the UK stage in 2021. Spectacularly reimagined using the latest theatrical innovations, this beloved ‘tale as old as time’ will be brought to life on stage like never before.

Booking contact number 0333 009 6690
Booking contact email [email protected]

Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) at Criterion Theatre, London, audio described. Sunday 6th February at 2:30pm. Tickets £29.50 – £59.50

A unique and audacious retelling of Jane Austen’s most iconic love story ever in this irreverent but affectionate all-female adaptation, where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance.

It’s the 1800s. It’s party time. Let the ruthless matchmaking begin.

Booking contact number 0207 839 8811 
Booking contact email [email protected]

Opera North presents Verdi’s Rigoletto at Leeds Grand Theatre, audio described opera. Friday 11th February at 7pm. Touch tour at 6pm. Tickets £25

In a world controlled by the privileged and powerful, Rigoletto is loathed and mocked for his difference. Verdi’s dramatic masterpiece contains some of his most passionate music.

Booking contact number 0113 223 3600 
Booking contact email [email protected]

The Osmonds at New Theatre Oxford, audio described. Thursday 24th February at 2:30pm. Tickets from £13

A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade. Relive the 60s…the 70s…the 80s….for a night of drama, nostalgia and dancing in the aisles.

Booking contact number 0800 912 6971
Typetalk Number: 18001 0800 912 6971 
Booking contact email [email protected]

Wuthering Heights at Lyttleton theatre, National theatre, audio described. Saturday 26th February at 2pm. Touch tour at 12:30pm. Tickets £20

The epic story of love, revenge and redemption.

Shot through with music and dance, Emily Brontë’s masterpiece is transformed into a passionate, powerful and uniquely theatrical experience.

Booking contact number 020 7452 3961 
Booking contact email [email protected]

What’s Online

Studio Works short film: The YouTube premiere, audio described. Monday 17th January at 7pm. Free

A short film of perceptions, sensory observations and reflections, featuring visually-impaired artists and creative practitioners. Documenting the stories behind some of the artworks shown in the 91DIVOC exhibition.

YouTube link

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait at the Wallace Collection, audio described online tour. Thursday 20th January at 6pm. Free

Explore the exhibition through detailed verbal descriptions from Catherine Chastney. Register to attend by emailing Holly at [email protected] or call 0207 563 9577

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything – online audio described tour from the British Museum exhibition. Wednesday 26th January, 6pm. Free. On Zoom, registration required

Lonny Evans leads the tour providing evocative visual descriptions of the exhibition as well as 10 key artworks on display. Exhibition curator Alfred Haft will provide further insights on Hokusai’s drawings and the artist himself.

Booking contact number 020 7323 8971 
Booking contact email [email protected]

Hansel and Gretel at Arnos Vale Cemetery Woodlands – on demand. Available until 31st January. Tickets from £12

Age recommendation 7+. Book tickets online

An extraordinary retelling of the classic fairytale.

​As darkness falls, travel through the magical illuminated woodland of Arnos Vale Cemetery where not everything is as it seems… Discover a strange cottage and a mysterious figure with an unsavoury appetite, and revel in this celebration of the imagination…but will you trust a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way home?

Booking contact email [email protected]

Northern Ballet audio described dance films

Kin. YouTube 15mins

Inspired by the story of David Nixon OBE’s Swan Lake, KIN is a Northern Ballet original dance film about Anthony’s struggle with grief and his inner demons.

I am Mer-lin. YouTube 10mins

What do we lean towards and what or who do we run away from? I AM MER-LIN is about the discovery of identity, leaning into the mythology of Merlin and wizardry and demons as a metaphorical reflection of the choices we make that sculpt us as individuals.

 

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Image description: From the musical Bring It On, eight high-energy cheerleaders leap in the air with big smiles. Louis Smith, in the centre in green shorts and vest, stretches his arm high above his head. Amber Davies holds up red pom-poms.