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Theatre: Come From Away at the Abbey Theatre (audio described, touch tour and captioned performance)

19 Jan 2019, 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Abbey Theatre


  • Audio Description
  • Open Captioning
  • Loop System

Discover the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

As it continues sold-out, record-breaking engagements on Broadway, across the USA and in Canada, Come From Away will land in Dublin for its long-awaited European premiere, ahead of its West End transfer.

This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 air passengers from all over the world who were grounded in Canada during the wake of 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these ‘come from aways’ into their lives.

As uneasiness turned into trust and music soared into the night, gratitude grew into friendships and their stories became a celebration of hope, humanity and unity.

Awarded the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical, Christopher Ashley’s production guides audiences through a colourful and spirited cast of characters, brought to life by Tony and Grammy nominated writing team Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Booking Information 

Programme notes will be available on our website before the performance, please check back.

Irish Sign Language interpreted performance: Tuesday 15th January, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 19th January, 2:00pm
Touch Tour before the performance at 12.45pm

Touch Tour
Audiences are invited to attend a touch tour of the set, the stage, props and costumes so that audiences with visual impairments can experience and contextualise the stage. Patrons will explore the space, and may like to handle selected props, costumes, musical instruments and furniture.

Who can take a touch tour?
Touch tours are open to blind and visually impaired theatregoers attending the show plus their companions. Up to 10 people can take a tour.

How much does it costs?
It is free to customers who have purchased a ticket to for the performance.

How do I book?
Please contact Lisa Farrelly on 01 87 87 222, or email lisa.farrelly@abbeytheatre.ie.

When?
Meet in the foyer of the Abbey Theatre to begin the tour at 12.45pm on the day of the described performance.

In order for the Abbey to give you advice on best seating for all accessible performances, please contact the Box Office on 01 87 87 222 , or email lisa.farrelly@abbeytheatre.ie. You can also contact Lisa by telephone on 01 887 2216


Categories: Audiences


Tags: Abbey Theatre, Accessible Theatre, audio described performance, Audio Description, captioned performance, Captioning, Come From Away


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