What Is It Like To Be You? - West Yorkshire Playhouse
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What Is It Like To Be You?

  • Venue: Barber Studio
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What is it like to be you? Sharing their stories through music, dance and theatre, older people express the vibrant, moving and complicated experience of ageing.

Director Alan Lyddiard, dancer Villmore James and director Joe Standerline have been working with people aged 55 – 95 from Leeds and beyond, learning about their stories and communities, whilst researching for Anniversary – a brand new theatre piece made by older artists. Featuring live music from Citizens Orchestra, a company of older musicians based in Armley, Leeds.

Find out more about the full programme for Open Season 16

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Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A Signed performance is the usual full production with the addition of a British Sign Language Interpreter who stands on the stage interpreting the show for Deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £1.95 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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