From Toby Parker Rees's 'The Great Dog - Pan', actor Josephine Starte is filmed in black and white, she is sitting in a small kitchen looking directly into the camera with a friendly smile. 

What’s On & Online 4th November 2021

Welcome to What’s On & Online, VocalEyes’ weekly listings of accessible arts and culture. We’ll also be sending out a special What’s On with all your Christmas shows soon.

What’s On

91 Divoc at [email protected], audio described exhibition and workshops. Wednesday 10th November, 11am – Sunday 14th November. Free

This collaborative exhibition will show brand new artworks, including audio-visual installations, prints, paintings, sculptures, photography, environments and braille art. Twelve creative practitioners reflect on the impact of Covid-19.

Book your free tickets for the exhibition and the scheduled workshops via Eventbrite

Rice at Orange Tree Theatre, audio described. Saturday 13th November,2:30pm. Tickets £15

The UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee.

Booking contact number 020 8940 3633

Booking contact email [email protected]

Opera North – Bernstein Double Bill at Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, audio described. Thursday 18th November, 7pm. Tickets £20 – £67.50

A dance & opera double bill. The satirical Trouble in Tahiti brings the sounds of jazz, musical theatre and the movies together.

West Side Story Symphonic Dances extracted from the show are packed with mambos, waltzes and cha-chas.

Booking contact number 0115 989 5555

Booking contact email [email protected]

The Play That Goes Wrong at London’s Duchess Theatre, audio described. Friday 3rd December, 7:30pm. Touch tour 6:20pm. Tickets £20

Guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter, join the Mischief Comedy team for many mishaps in The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society version of a classic whodunnit story.

Booking contact number 0330 333 4815 

Booking contact email [email protected]

The Shark is Broken at The Ambassadors Theatre, audio described. Saturday 4th December, 2:30pm. Tickets £27.50

The film’s lead actors – Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss – are stuck on a boat, at the mercy of foul weather and a faulty mechanical co-star. The critically acclaimed smash-hit play reveals the hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama on one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, Jaws.

Booking contact number 020 7395 5407

Booking contact email [email protected]

The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre, audio described. Thursday 9th December,7:30pm. Touch tour 6pm. Tickets £15

Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath. Take your seat at the bar, order a pint or two, and listen to this bawdy, beautiful new comedy up close and very, very personal.

Booking contact number 020 7328 1000 

Booking contact email [email protected]


What’s Online

Toby Parker Rees: The Great Dog, Pan, audio described on vimeo

Featuring a rambling soliloquy that mixes vivid reminiscence and retrospective self-justification, exploring the intimate and often intense bond between animals and humans.

Constellations on demand from Donmar Warehouse, audio described for rental

Rent the audio described versions of all four casts in Michael Longhurst’s production of CONSTELLATIONS. Available to rent until 29th November. Rent all four for £40 for 14 days or individual version for £15 for 24hours from point of purchase.

The four casts are:






The Real Dames of Pantoland, audio described YouTube video. 1hr 9mins

A fun filled mockumentary for all the family. Cheer, boo and listen up as Dame Helen St Mirren has some ‘affy important news fur yoos!

Clean Break: Sweat Box, audio described YouTube video 17mins

Age guidance 15+

Three women sit in a prison van outside HMP Bronzefield, each caught up in their own worlds as they anticipate what’s next. Sweatbox offers a glimpse into the experience of women as they are pulled away from their lives and transported to prison.

Asian Civilisations Museum: Audio Description Tour – The Octagonal CupYou Tube video, 4mins

Learn about a rare find from the Tang Shipwreck.


AD on TV

This week’s selection of audio described TV programmes for the week ahead. Our highlight for the week is:

The Tower, ITV, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th November, 9pm

DS Sarah Collins and her colleague DC Steve Brashaw investigate the deaths of long-serving PC Hadley Matthews and a 15-year-old Libyan refugee, Farah Mehenni who have fallen from the roof of the tower.

Thursday 4th November

Portrait Artist of the Year, Sky Arts, 7pm

Guilt, BBC2, 9pm

Dalgleish, Channel 5, 9pm

Friday 5th November

The Great British Bake off: An Extra Slice, Channel 4, 8pm

Midsomer Murders, ITV, 8.30pm

Dalgleish, Channel 5, 9pm

The Man Who Shot New York, Sky Arts, 10.30pm

Saturday 6th November

The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes, Channel 4, 7.10pm

Film: The Mummy, ITV2, 9pm

Film: Mission Impossible: Fallout, Channel 4, 9.10pm

Sunday 7th November

The Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden, Channel 4, 7pm

Film: Spectre, ITV2, 8pm

The Larkins, ITV, 8pm

Angela Black, ITV, 9pm

Monday 8th November

Gino’s Italian Family Adventure, ITV, 8pm

The Secret World of…. Channel 4, 8pm

The Tower, ITV, 9pm

Tuesday 9th November

The Great British Bake Off, Channel 4, 8pm

The Tower, ITV, 9pm

Wednesday 10th November

Beverley and Jordan: Destination Wedding, ITV, 8pm

The Tower, ITV, 9pm

The Seventies, Sky Arts, 10pm.


Image description: From Toby Parker Rees’s ‘The Great Dog – Pan’, actor Josephine Starte is filmed in black and white, she is sitting in a small kitchen looking directly into the camera with a friendly smile.