By Paul Ledoux,
adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Allen MacInnis
Gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive. In this beloved classic, Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire. Left to wander his gloomy old manor, Mary lashes out at those around her. Then … she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. In taking refuge there, Mary uncovers secrets that, like her, need to be brought into the sunshine.
Performance being offered in the following formats:
ASL Shadow Interpreted Performances:
American Sign Language (ASL) Shadow Interpreted Performances are specifically designed to provide access to YPT shows for audience members who are Deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing.
Audio Described Performance:
Audio Described Performances are specifically designed to provide access for audience members who are blind or partially sighted. These performances feature professional live audio description, delivered through an earpiece and a small receiver. Audio description outlines the key visual elements onstage, including relevant information about the set pieces, costumes and non-verbal action.
Relaxed Performances are well-suited to all young audiences and have been established to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They can also be a good introductory experience for first-time theatregoers. The performance itself is unchanged, but there is a more relaxed attitude to noise and movement. The house lights in the theatre are also adjusted, so that it is not quite as dark as usual. There are also additional supports before and during the show including a designated relief area that can be used throughout your visit to take a break or watch the performance on video.
As part of this initiative, YPT has created a video as well as a Visual Guide that provide a detailed description of what it’s like to visit the theatre. Patrons often find it helpful to review these with the young people they are bringing, prior to attending a performance.
Click here for more information: http://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/shows-tickets/the-secret-garden/