With Crystal Clear, “White Deer have mounted something big theatres don’t even try and attempt”. The company’s efforts to ensure the production is accessible to visually impaired audiences – including “fully integrated” audio description – have impressed critics and audiences alike. Check out review highlights and show photos – and then get booking!
How much has theatre changed in its depiction of and access for blindness since Crystal Clear premiered in 1982 at the Old Red Lion Theatre? Gillian Dean, who stars in the three-hander’s first major revival this month, shares her experiences as a visually impaired performer and theatregoer. Time to get booking!
Crystal Clear was an early hit – and West End transfer – for London’s Old Red Lion Theatre. Now, as the theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary, Phil Young’s devised play about blindness prepares for its first major revival and a return home. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our rehearsal photos and video – and then get booking!
Nearly 40 years after it premiered at the then-new Old Red Lion Theatre before transferring to the West End, Phil Young’s devised three-hander about one couple’s experience with blindness, Crystal Clear, returns next month as part of the fringe venue’s 40th-anniversary season. Time to get booking!
It is well worth making the effort to squeeze in a theatre trip this week, if you can. I’ve been raving about this show to anyone who’ll listen, now it’s your turn. If I did star ratings, I’d definitely give Schism 5 out of 5.
Two scratch-your-head stats shared during my post-show Q&A for Schism at London’s Park Theatre: one, less than five percent of the UK population has dated someone with a disability, and two – wait for it – only one in four have even had a conversation with a disabled person.