A chorus of ten women, each dressed in white with a open fan held at her chin. They wear powdered wigs and heavy chalky makeup, and sing as they watch with delight at what is happening on stage. Photo credit: Bill Cooper.

What’s On & Online 14th October 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online for Thursday 14th October, VocalEyes’ weekly listings of accessible arts and culture.

What’s On

The Lemon Table, Salisbury Playhouse, audio described. Thursday 21st October, 2:15pm and 7:30pm. Tickets from £12

Julian Barnes brings his unsentimental, wryly comic perspective to the complicated business of ageing, with its attendant and often bizarrely fluctuating emotions.

Booking contact number 01722 320333. Booking contact email ticketsa[email protected]

Blithe Spirit, Harold Pinter Theatre, audio described. Saturday 30th October, 2:30pm. Tickets from £20

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Theatre Royal Newcastle, audio described. Saturday 30th October, 2:30pm

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family.

Booking contact number 08448112121. Booking contact email [email protected]

Don Pasquale, Marlowe Theatre, audio described opera. Friday 5th November, 7:30pm. Tickets: £25 – £75

Part of Glyndebourne tour 2021, Donizetti’s comic masterpiece. Full of sparkling solo numbers and dazzling ensembles, this fast-paced farce tumbles from laughter to love and back again in a second. There’s plenty of musical sweetness, but also a sharp edge to a comedy that cuts to the heart of human nature.

Booking contact number 01227 787787. Booking contact email [email protected]

Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse, audio described. Saturday 6th November, 2:30pm and touch tour at 1pm. Tickets: £10 – £45. Free companion ticket

A young Jewish physicist and an activist poet meet at a party and fall in love. As society splinters around them, the couple’s struggle to survive erupts into violence.

Booking contact number 020 3282 3808. Booking contact email [email protected]

Northern Ballet’s Merlin, Lyceum Theatre Sheffield, audio described. Saturday 6th November, 2pm with In Sight talk at 1pm. Tickets from £10

Booking contact number 0114 249 6000. Booking contact email [email protected]

Leeds Grand Theatre. audio described. Saturday 13th November, 2pm with In Sight talk at 1pm. Tickets from £27.50.

Booking contact number 0113 205 3899. Booking contact email [email protected]

Introductory notes for all performances available in audio and large print formats on VocalEyes website listings.

Back to the Future: The Musical, Adelphi Theatre, audio described. Sunday 7th November, 3:00pm. Tickets: £39.50 – £69.50

Welcome to Hill Valley! Take an electrifying ride back in time as the 1985 blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London’s West End as a groundbreaking new musical adventure.

Booking contact number 0207 759 1705. Booking contact email [email protected]

White Noise, Bridge theatre, audio described. Wednesday 10th November, 2:30pm. Tickets: £25

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks, White Noise takes an unflinching look at race in the 21st century from both a black and white perspective.

Booking contact number 0333 320 0051. Booking contact email [email protected]

We Are Not Finished, The Place, London, audio described dance. Saturday 13th November, 2:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets: £17 (£13 concessions)

An outpouring of fury and hope intercut with movement, images, sound, music and light. Performed by a company of young people, it lays bare their fears and dreams as they face a future on the brink of chaos and collapse.

Booking contact number 020 7121 1100. Booking contact email [email protected]

 

What’s Online

Bank of England Museum – new audio described highlights from the collection

Find out about Operation Bernhard – the attempt by the Nazis to destroy the UK’s economy by flooding the country with counterfeit banknotes.

November Club: Repeat Signal, audio described YouTube video 41mins

A new piece of site-specific theatre, staged at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington. Suitable for audiences 12+ contains references to grief that some viewers may find upsetting.

TNF Soundings: Celebrating Apple Day, audio 4mins

Introduced by the charity Common Ground, Apple Day held every October aims to encourage local areas to come together to celebrate the autumn and raise awareness of the importance of local produce.

AD on TV

Here’s our selection of TV programmes with AD for the week ahead. Our highlight is Will.i.am: The Blackprint Thursday 14th Oct ITV 9pm. Will.i.am explores what it means to be Black and British meeting civil rights heroes, inspirational schoolchildren, trailblazers in tech and looks at the struggles of the present day and hopes for the future.

Please note programmes subject to change, correct at time of publication.

Thursday 14th October

Best Bakes Ever, BBC2, 2.15pm

Back to the Land with Kate Humble, BBC2, 4.15pm

Back in Time for School, BBC2, 7pm

Will.i.am: The Blackprint, ITV, 9pm

Guilt, BBC2, 9pm

The Making of Marc Bolan, Sky Arts, 9pm

Friday 15th October

Escape to the Country, BBC1, 3pm

Back to the Land with Kate Humble, BBC2, 4.15pm

Grantchester, ITV, 9pm

Film: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, E4, 9pm

Saturday 16th October

Shop well for the Planet, BBC1, 1pm

Film: Secret Lives of Pets, ITV2, 4.30pm

Saving lives at Sea, BBC2, 6.30pm

Sunday 17th October

Film: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Channel 4, 6.50pm

Climate Change: Ade on the Frontline, BBC2, 6pm

Cornwall: The Fishing Life, BBC2, 7pm

The Larkins, ITV, 8pm

Angela Black, ITV, 9pm

Monday 18th October

Back to the Land with Kate Humble, BBC2, 4.15pm

Code of a Killer, ITV, 9pm

Tuesday 19th October

The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4, 8pm

Ashley Banjo: Britain in Black and White, ITV, 9pm

Wednesday 20th October

Beverley and Jordan: Destination Wedding, ITV, 8pm

Hollington Drive, ITV, 9pm

Image description: A chorus of ten women, each dressed in white with a open fan held at her chin. They wear powdered wigs and heavy chalky makeup, and sing as they watch with delight at what is happening on stage. Photo credit: Bill Cooper.