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28 April 2016

Almeida Theatre presents 'relaxed performance' of Boy for adult audience with autism and learning disabilities

A relaxed performance of Boy, a new play by Leo Butler, directed by Sacha Wares, will be staged at the Almeida Theatre in London on Wednesday, 11 May at 1.30 pm.

Relaxed performances are designed to make theatre accessible for people with an autism spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.

The play will be performed in a relaxed environment with elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress.  Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and there is a freer approach to noise and moving around the auditorium during the performance.

A coming of age story

The play, explores coming of age in twenty first century austerity-era London and is performed by a company of young actors.

All theatre goers will be sent a visual story to help them familiarise themselves with the plot, characters and the setting before they arrive at the theatre.

Booking details

All tickets for the Relaxed Performance of Boy are £10; all tickets for companions and support workers are free but must be booked via the Box Office.

Box Office: 020 7359 4404 or email: access@almeida.co.uk

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